This book is an accessible and straightforward guide to helping parents understand the law around their dyslexic child's education. It offers a thorough guide to gaining an IEP for a child and also what steps to take if things go wrong. Parents wishing to get the best outcome for their child's education will find this the perfect resource.
This straightforward guide provides the essential information for parents and advocates to understand US law and get the right educational entitlements for a child with dyslexia.
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 in order to get the best outcome for their child. It is an essential guide for anyone who is considering acting as an advocate for a child with dyslexia.
Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is an author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She is the author of the well-received book, Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System.
As the parent or educator of a child with dyslexia, you must learn all you can about dyslexia. This is the best book out there to get you started. It is easy to read, clear and understandable, and will become your primary reference book. Do your homework and read this book! -- Pete Wright, a dyslexic ADHD attorney, former law professor, author of numerous books about special education, co-founder of theWrightslaw.com website Dr Kelli's Dyslexia Advocate is the resource I needed when I began my journey as a parent advocating for my dyslexic child. It provides parents with practical, in-depth knowledge while encouraging collaboration, patience and perseverance - all integral to a successful IEP team process. -- Lyn Pollard, Parent Advocate and Mother of a 10-year old child with Dyslexia Dr Sandman-Hurley is spot on when she says "advocating for a student with dyslexia requires you to raise awareness about dyslexia." This book is a great resource to help parents and professionals do both! -- Deborah Lynam, Parent, Decoding Dyslexia NJ Kelli Sandman-Hurley has been and is my "go to person" when I have a question on dyslexia. Her knowledge of dyslexia is truly extensive and her championing for children is well known in California and other states as well. Kelli takes every opportunity to work on behalf of children with dyslexia, from working directly with parents and children, to schools and speaking at legislative hearings. I continue to seek her advice and often refer parents from across the country to reach out to Kelli for assistance, when they are in need of expert advice on issues of dyslexia. -- Vaughn K. Lauer Ph.D., Educational Learning and Training, LLC, author of When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes!
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