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).
"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 Wrightslaw.
"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
"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 PhD, Educational Learning and Training, LLC, author of When the School Says No‰Û_How to Get the Yes!
"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, EdD, is the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She received her doctorate in literacy with a specialization in reading and dyslexia from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. She is a certified special education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan process. She has training in mediation and also serves as an expert witness in the area of dyslexia. Dr. Kelli is trained in Structured Word Inquiry, Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, RAVE-O and Wilson Reading Programs. Kelli is the Past-President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She co-created and produced "Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia," and she is a frequent speaker at conferences. Based in San Diego, Kelli is an adjunct professor of reading and a board member of the Southern California Library Literacy Network.
200 pages. 2016
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