What is Dyslexia?
- lexia—with words
- Important updates to the 2021 Dyslexia Handbook
- Actualizaciones importantes del manual de dislexia 2021
Questions & Answers:
Who do I talk to regarding my concerns about my student possibly having dyslexia?
It is recommended that you first contact your student’s teacher to discuss your concerns related to your child’s progress in reading. After talking to your student’s teacher, you may wish to express your concerns to your school administration.
What is the process for a dyslexia assessment?
One change to the Dyslexia Handbook is with the process schools must follow for identifying dyslexia or dysgraphia. Now, anytime the school suspects a student has dyslexia or dysgraphia and needs services, they must ask for parent consent to conduct a Full Individual Initial Evaluation (FIIE) under IDEA. This change makes sure that schools are meeting their requirement under federal law to find and evaluate students who have or are suspected of having a disability and needing special education services. This requirement is called Child Find.
Evaluations through the IDEA process makes sure that students who are eligible for special education services are identified and provided the supports they need.
If your child is not receiving special education services, but is identified with dyslexia and receiving intervention services from the school, your child’s progress should be carefully monitored, and you should get regular updates. If your child is making good progress and you agree with the current supports and services, your child can continue with the same instruction, even if they are not receiving special education. However, if you are concerned about progress and/or suspect that your child may need special education services, you have the right to request an evaluation under the IDEA. If the school suspects your child may need special education services, they must refer your child for an evaluation. Based on the evaluation, you and the school may decide during an Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee meeting that your child needs special education services.
-In order to request special education records please TRex a request to the campus (country district number is 227819), submit a Frontline records request or contact the campus registrar by calling 512-495-3300.