DYSLEXIA (2022)

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Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide,  1/2022 Dyslexia, a learning disorder most commonly caused by difficulty in phonological processing, is the number one cause of illiteracy. Through research studies, illiteracy has been shown to be a risk factor in criminal behavior.
MEASURE OF NEED The BOP instituted a two-phase screening process. First, inmates complete a screening instrument that examines symptoms across functional domains. Inmates who reach the threshold are then administered the Woodcock-Johnson IV, a psychometrically robust test capable of a formal diagnosis.
DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT Education
FSA Programs: Antisocial Peers: EBRR*

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  • Hooked on Phonics
GOAL OF INTERVENTION Improve literacy skills to foster hope