Resources

What is dyslexia?

Legal:

U.S. Department of Education – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 504:

http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm#anchor62335

Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities: Requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (FAPE): https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): http://www.ed.gov/essa

Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Dyslexia IDEA Letter – Stating use the term ‘dyslexia’: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/guidance-on-dyslexia-10-2015.pdf

Wrights Law: http://www.wrightslaw.com

What if you disagree with the school’s evaluation or a more in-depth evaluation is needed? What is an Independent Education Evaluation? http://www.ldonline.org/article/14621/Pending

 Dyslexia Legislation for Children with Dyslexia in NYS Public Schools:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A04330&term=2015

Evaluation: What does it mean for your child? http://www.ldonline.org/article/20450/ 

What are the NYS laws on special education? Federal laws?

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/home.html

Testing & Evaluation: http://eida.org/testing-and-evaluation/

Evaluating Professionals: http://eida.org/evaluating-professionals-fact-sheet/

Accommodations:

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations:

http://www.ada.gov/regs2014/testing_accommodations.pdf

http://dyslexia.yale.edu/dyslexia/dyslexia-friendly-environment/

Assistive Technology:

Kurzweil: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html

LiveScribe Pen: http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/

Dragon Naturally Speaking: www.nuance.com

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/Technology.html

Information/Instruction:

Learning Ally: www.learningally.org
A Leaning Ally membership can be purchased through a student’s school under the Free Appropriate Education (FAPE) Act.

Bookshare: www.bookshare.org
Apps for Literacy Instruction: http://eida.org/?s=apps

Graduate Credits:

University of the Pacific