Our last article analyzed the many reasons why public schools struggle to adequately identify and support dyslexic students. Since publishing, we’ve heard valuable feedback from parents describing their own particular “horror stories” with trying to secure treatment and accommodations for their children by navigating public school bureaucracy. Professor Ruth Colker, one of the country’s leading constitutional law and disability scholars, helped us construct the graphic below. This graphic illustrates the slow, bureaucratic (and often unsuccessful) process required to classify a child to receive a public school’s tax-supported special education services and/or accommodations.
By comparison, our online language processing evaluation can be scheduled and completed in a matter of weeks, and it typically results in not only a diagnosis that can be used for school accommodations, but also a clear understanding for parents of the cause(s) of their child’s difficulties and an outline of what research-backed treatments are likely to help. Click here to learn more about that process.
You can contact me at AskSandie@lexercise.com or 1-919-747-4557.
Sandie is a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in the private practice sector. She is Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders at University of North Carolina Greensboro, and founder/owner of the Language & Learning Clinic, PLLC, a private practice in Elkin, NC, and Greensboro, NC, specializing in communication disorders, including disorders of reading and written language.