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DCL on Needs of Children with Dyslexia

Date: 
10/23/2015
Author: 
US DOE OSERS

OSERS issued a dear Colleague Letter on the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, - conditions that could qualify a child as a child with a specific learning disability under IDEA.  The letter discusses IDEA's requirements on evaluating children and for services enabling a child with learning disabilities to advance in meeting their IEP goals and to make progress in the general curriculum.  It further states the the IEP must be available to regular education teachers and to other school staff responsible for implementing the IEP.

 


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