In July 2016, the "Say Dyslexia" bill (Public Chapter 1058 of the Acts of 2016) became law in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Education assembled a Dyslexia Advisory Council that would provide recommendations on how districts would implement the requirements of this bill. Our co-founder, Allison McAvoy, M.Ed, together with other educational professionals, parents and members of the Decoding Dyslexia-TN have submitted these recommendations and the TDOE published their official guide to the districts yesterday, May 25, 2017. Download a copy here.
Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities, authored by Barbara Wilson is a critical document that highlights key issues related to students with disabilities and provides guidance to both parents and school staff who are assisting students with dyslexia.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) fact sheets are convenient, professionally reviewed materials designed to improve understanding and support advocacy. They are frequently used to enrich and supplement IEP meetings, school board discussions and district policy initiatives. A summary of appropriate testing and evaluation criteria can be found on IDA's website.
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