Webinar for Parents of Dyslexic Kids: Know Your Rights – Special Ed Law and Dyslexia

Webinar for Parents:  Know Your Rights - Special Ed Law and DyslexiaIn September 2013, Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Tracy Block-Zaretsky presented a webinar designed to educate parents about the special education laws and how the relate specifically to dyslexia.  The webinar, sponsored and hosted by Learning Ally, explains the IDEA, IEPs, 504s, accommodations, and more.

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Dyslexia Facts

Knowing the facts about dyslexia is the first step to advocating.  Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley breaks down nine of them for you below.

Dyslexia Fact #1:  Dyslexia is not a vision problem and cannot be remediated by color overlays or vision therapy.  Sure, those may help, but for true dyslexia, an intensive remediation is necessary.  People with dyslexia see things the way people without dyslexia do, therefore if vision problems are suspected, they need to be ruled out or remediated before a diagnosis of dyslexia can be made.

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Dyslexia Speech for School Board Meetings – Part II

Dyslexia Speech for School Board Meetings - Part IIDownload the PDF version of this article here.

On January 28, 2014, we spoke in front of the San Diego Unified School District in an attempt to inform and educate them about the widespread issue of dyslexia in their schools.  Below is Dyslexia Training Institute Co-Founder, Tracy Block-Zaretsky’s speech.  You can also find Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley’s speech here.  Feel free to adapt the speech to use with your school board.

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