kim_gilmore
Jul 31, 2018

SD Schools Dyslexia services?

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My son is diagnosed dyslexic, and it didn't appear that the school he attends offered any real services for dyslexia. They offered to "modify" his work (have him do less- have him do speech to text)- but nothing that appears to be supported by the research of rewiring the brain by intensive work (like Barton's). After reading "Overcoming Dyslexia"- I decided it was critical to get his therapy NOW, and not wait for the school to try to come up with a hodgepodge of ways to "accommodate"... but it is costing me a fortune and I'm starting to wonder if the school district should be paying for it.

Yoshi B
Aug 1, 2018

 

Hello-

 

The school district is required to provide appropriate services to meet all of your son’s unique needs. This includes meeting his reading needs by supporting him with targeted reading programs. Some reading programs are helpful for dyslexia while others are not. The district should not only be accommodating your son’s disability, but should also be helping him with a reading program to try to remediate the disability.

 

You may want to have your private reading specialist “weigh in” with the IEP team and share his/her assessments and recommendations with the IEP team. To do this, you can call for an IEP team meeting to discuss your son’s reading needs.

 

You may also have a claim for the district not meeting your son’s reading needs, including the possibility of reimbursement for your private costs and a future program that meets his needs. You should consult a special education attorney and explore all potential legal remedies that may be available.

 

Yoshi Bauer

kim_gilmore
Aug 2, 2018

Thank you Yoshi. I appreciate your feedback.

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