Dear Educational System,
So many students are failing to read at grade level. At the same time, schools continue to deny services for dyslexics students. Coincidence? I think not.
Consistently denying what is crystal clear is insanity. As a Reading and Dyslexia Specialist, I’ve had countless conversations with people from all walks of life, and they simply can’t believe that educators often deny that Dyslexia exists.
They say, “It’s 2018, surely they know Dyslexia exists!”
Or, “What do you mean the teacher won’t let Dyslexic students listen to a recording of a book?”
Some say, “My brother (sister, friend, cousin, etc) was denied services in 1978 (or insert a different year here) but surely things have changed by now!
When I tell them fewer than 10 states even screen for Dyslexia they are so surprised!
Get your child screened at the age of 5 for Dyslexia because early intervention can be the most important thing you do for the educational success of your child.
Because the school system very well may deny your child services, I’ve seen it happen way too often.
To the success of you and your child,
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