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Inclusive Education Project Podcast

Jan 23, 2018

There is much conversation surrounding dyslexia and what it is exactly. In this episode, we tackle the subject of dyslexia and how laws that have recently emerged are approaching this disability in academic settings.

Joining us today is law student and IEP advocate, Victoria Lucero

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What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What is the definition of dyslexia?
  • Why dyslexia appears so contradictory in the way it appears in children
  • What caused the push for new dyslexia laws and why many of the “laws” are actually only guidelines
  • What type of assessments can parents request when it comes to their children’s dyslexia needs
  • How can reading intervention programs help
  • Why consistency is key when it comes to reading intervention programs
  • The importance of helping teachers recognize when a child has dyslexia as opposed to believing the child is lazy or has another issues
  • How can a special education lawyer help when there is a medical diagnosis of dyslexia
  • How can educators ask of their administration to receive training to better serve students with dyslexia

Resources Mentioned:

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Senate Resolution 576

California Education Code Section 56335

CA Ed Code Section 33308.5

Reading programs – Orton-Gillingham  and Wilson Language Training 

Assembly Bill 1369

Endrew F. Supreme Court case

Office of Special Education Policy Letters (OSEP)

International Dyslexia Association

The Center for Effective Reading Instruction

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