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Dyslexia Laws 2018

Thanks Martha Youman and Nancy Mather for their Update on Dyslexia Laws 2018.

Download pdf HERE.

The paper is also available on Research Gate here.

Check out how things compare with 2017 below.

Here’s our 2017 snapshot of Passed Dyslexia Laws in the US. This is rapidly changing time for dyslexia legislation, so please update us with corrections, changes, […]

Ptahra Helps New York’s Dyslexia Bill Become Law

New York has a new Dyslexia Law thanks to Ptahra Jeppe and Assemblywoman (and long-time dyslexia advocate) Jo Anne Simon. Read more about the law HERE.
“I was literally in tears because now in New York State we are one step closer to all students getting the opportunity to be successful. ”
When Ptahra entered the […]

Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter September 2017

September 2017 Dyslexic Advantage newsletter includes:
Weta Workshop Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor
Ptahra Helps New York’s Dyslexia Bill Become Law
Sabrina Brazzo, Dyslexic Ballerina
How to Respond to Negative Self-Talk
Best Practices for Dyslexia
Calculator Use: Accommodation or No?
When Spelling Words Don’t Stick
National Association of School Psychologists Speaks Out on Dyslexia Screeners
Beyond Combination Locks
Microsoft Updates Immersive Reader
How Can I […]

NASP Publishes Advice About Dyslexia Screening [Premium]

 NASP or the National Association of School Psychologists recently published an article entitled: “Four Dyslexia Screening Myths That Cause More Harm Than Good in Preventing Reading Failure and What You Can Do Instead.” As many of you who are involved in dyslexia advocacy know, NASP holds a great deal of influence over school psychologists. At […]
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Surviving IEP Season [Premium]

IEP season usually runs from late March through early June, and it’s a time when parents and teachers meet with the IEP team to assess the past year’s progress and also plan for changes that should take place for the upcoming year. Be aware, too, that we have a new Supreme Court decision that is […]
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GREAT Supreme Court Decision – Schools Must Provide More Support for Students with Disabilities

A GREAT Supreme Court Unanimous (8-0) was handed down today that states that public schools must provide more than ‘de minimus’ or the bare minimum to benefit students with disabilities.

The fact that some school systems (in this case, Douglas County) were fighting the case all the way to the Supreme Court tells you that […]

Betsy DeVos on the IDEA in Senate Confirmation Hearings

For further discussion and debate, please visit our Facebook feed.  Here is the exchange of Betsy DeVos and Senator Tim Kaine about the IDEA and accountability. The concern is that DeVos would leave all matters about IDEA and FAPE to the states – which would not help if states are ‘bad’ and not providing […]