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THINK Dyslexia & Take Action





Is your child struggling with reading and spelling?




Is this struggle affecting them at home and at school?




If you answered yes to either of these questions it is time to THINK Dyslexia and take action!


T- Take notes & gather data

H- Have a plan to get support

I- Insist on appropriate remediation

N- Notice all of the signs

K- Keep advocating


Let’s break down this important acronym!


T- Take notes & gather data

Start taking notes about your child's behaviors and gathering test scores and work samples that show your child's needs. This gathering and organization of data should happen as soon as you suspect a problem.


H- Have a plan to get support

Have a plan to get support from your child's school. We recommend that if you suspect a learning disability, you take action by requesting that your child be evaluated by their school district. We encourage parents to begin the process of getting a formal plan in place to support their child in school as soon as possible.


I- Insist on appropriate remediation

Insist on literacy remediation that is multisensory, structured, and systematic requiring mastery at each level. This structured literacy approach is proven to work for children with dyslexia.


N- Notice all of the signs

Make sure to notice all of the signs that often indicate dyslexia. A common myth is that letter reversals or "writing backward" are the only signs of dyslexia. Grab our download to the right for more of the top signs parents often miss.



K- Keep advocating


Finally, keep advocating. Don’t give up! Your child deserves the services and support necessary to help them succeed in school. Continue to follow the steps above until you get the information you need to ensure your child receives appropriate remediation and accommodations.


Although we’ve broken down how to take action into a simple acronym, parents tell us that advocating for their dyslexic child is not easy.

Parents face obstacles such as:

  • Not knowing what assessments to ask for to show their child’s needs

  • Unsure of how to interpret the assessments they do receive

  • School teams that “steamroll” through meetings, leaving parents confused

  • Being denied the formal educational plan their child needs

  • Unaware of parental rights and procedural safeguards

  • IEP teams that are not fully educated about dyslexia and how to provide effective remediation with fidelity

We have a proven track record of positively changing every conversation we are a part of and getting parents the results they desire. If you need help advocating for your child, let's talk.


 

As an educational advocate with over a decade of experience, Lorraine and her team are here to answer your tough questions and share the possibilities that exist when you hire a team of Certified Dyslexia Advocates to help your child.


Are you worried that your dyslexic child is falling behind in school?


Are you ready to see your child learn and thrive?


If so, let's start with a consultation where we will provide you with personalized and professional recommendations. Click the link below to schedule your consultation today!




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