A student with Dyslexia, a language-based disability, has trouble processing words. He/she could face difficulty with reading, spelling, writing, pronouncing words and even expressing herself/himself verbally.

Struggling with dyslexia can take a toll on a child’s self esteem, and students with dyslexia will sometimes label themselves as “dumb” or “stupid” when in fact, students with dyslexia often have average to above average IQs. It is important to put this into perspective for your child and to work on getting comprehensive, continual support services built into the IEP. With proper services, programing, and accommodations, your student with dyslexia can thrive in the school system.

If you suspect your child has dyslexia, contact Julie. She can help you request testing and seek eligibility for special education services in the school system.

As your Special Education Advocate, Julie can also help you identify the services to request in your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 and write specific learning goals, tailored to address your student’s Dyslexia/language processing needs.