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Test Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia Under the ADA – DOJ Statement

The Department of Justice has also released  video clarification of key rights for students regarding testing accommodations under the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act.  The entire video is located at the bottom of this post, but we are highlighting a section that mentions dyslexia by name (starts at 3:29)

Exams are to be administered […]

Dyslexia and Accommodations – ADA Guidelines for School and Work

The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.” Direct link to the gov ADA update is HERE.

The regulations should be shared with ALL schools […]

Response to Intervention RTI Hurts Students with Dyslexia

RTI or Response To Intervention is currently the dominant approach to reading instruction in public schools across the United States (over 70% of school districts), but in a just-released progress report funded by the Department of Education from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), there’s a big problem…it doesn’t work.

RTI was supported by vocal […]

Dyslexia Laws 2019

Here’s our 2019 snapshot of Passed Dyslexia Laws in the US. This is a rapidly changing time for dyslexia legislation, so please update us with corrections, changes, or newly passed laws. Huge thanks to the Dyslexic Advantage community, Decoding Dyslexia, and other leading dyslexia groups. Last Updated October  2019.

Only 7 states have no dyslexia laws on […]

SELF-ADVOCACY: Common Accommodations and Modifications

KNOW! One of the first steps in advocacy is knowing which accommodations and or modifications you need.
ASK!
 

 

 

Here’s a nice list from the state of CT.

There’s a reason this article is filed under “Self-Advocacy”. Students should be aware that they are unlikely to get an appropriate education if they don’t ASK.

It comes easier for some […]

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Decision: the IDEA and Educational Benefit of FAPE

The U.S. Department of Education has just released guidelines in light of the recent unanimous US Supreme Court Decision Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District. That decision interpreted the scope of FAPE (free appropriate public education) to mean that a school’s educational program must provide “more than de minimus” educational benefit. “De minimus” […]

Dyslexic Master Montessori Teacher ALISON AWES [Premium]

I recently had a chance to talk with Master Montessori Teacher Alison Awes who is based at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota. Alison is dyslexic herself and she has written about how Montessori instruction can support dyslexic students. Alison is also trained in Orton-Gillingham Level1. Like the Orton-Gillingham method, the Montessori approach was created […]
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