"Of more than 2,700 U.S. parents and guardians surveyed, nearly 60% described the support provided by their school for students with dyslexia as either “poor” or “nonexistent.” More than 40% responded that their school doesn’t even identify children with dyslexia…. Although proven methods do exist to help identify and accommodate dyslexic students, many educators aren’t given the time or resources to implement them, according to some teachers and experts. Dyslexic students, as a result, face setbacks at critical points in their development.
Our NJ dyslexia screening law states that if a child has 1 indicator of dyslexia and is in kindergarten thru 1st semester of 2nd grade (before the end of the 2nd marking period of 4 marking periods), then the child needs to be screened.
The law does NOT state WHO has to be the one to point out that indicator and ask for the screening. Therefore, that means the parent, teacher, speech therapist, OT, grandparent, administrator, etc. are all able to start this process. The law also does NOT LIMIT which indicators qualify.
Learn more about our NJ and Federal laws at our DDNJ parent roundtable session at the LDANJ conference THIS Sunday!!Don’t be fooled by the “Wait to Fail” model. #EarlyID #ReadacrossMD … See MoreSee Less
Opportunity at SPAN: Parent Leadership Development Training is for parents who are ready and willing to be a voice for children and families in their county councils for young children and other decision-making groups, including special education advocacy and advisory groups, Title I and early childhood advisory groups, and PTAs. The training will focus on three areas: public policy advocacy, serving on groups, and action planning. Choose from many options to attend the Parent Leadership Training near you:
The START Parent Leadership Development Training Initiative provides technical assistance and leadership development for parents, parent leaders, the statewide network of the CCYCs, early childhood co…