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Dyslexia Advocate! Second Edition

How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System
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This updated edition of this bestselling, straightforward guide provides the essential information for parents and advocates to understand US law and get the right educational entitlements for a dyslexic child.

Using case studies and examples, this book demonstrates clearly how to apply the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the unique requirements of a dyslexic child. It offers simple, intelligible help for parents on how to coordinate successfully with their child's school and achieve the right services and support for their dyslexic child; up to and beyond getting an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Dyslexia Advocate! is an invaluable tool for parents trying to negotiate a complex legal system to get the best outcome for their child. With brand new chapters on the structure of special education services in the US and current state laws, this guide is fundamental to understanding and advocating for your dyslexic child.
  • Published: Feb 21 2023
  • Pages: 240
  • 226 x 150mm
  • ISBN: 9781839971709
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Press Reviews

  • Peter W.D. Wright, Esq., co-founder of Wrightslaw and an Attorney with dyslexia

    What a great explanation about dyslexia, that it "is a neurobiological difference in the brain that makes reading and writing more difficult to learn." Readers learn what it is and is not, and, most important, what to do about it. Kelli explained that it is not a medical condition and that dyslexics are not "reluctant" readers. She explained that the use of that word "removes the onus from those who should be teaching them to read and spell-it's shifting the blame to the victim." She added that "we have a reluctant education system, not reluctant readers. Dyslexia is not a choice and those with dyslexia are not reluctant to read," but instead, in my own words, they are waiting to be taught how to read. Kelli shows and explains to the dyslexia advocate what is necessary to learn to advocate for our children to acquire reading skills. This is a great book that should be read by parents, teachers, related service providers, lay advocates, and everyone who wants to advocate for a child with dyslexia.