EDUCATION ALERT! USDE Guidance on Dyslexia

PDE is reminding Districts of the “Dear Colleague: Dyslexia Guidance” letter that was issued by the U.S. Department of Education in October.  To ensure the provision of a free, appropriate public education, the guidance emphasizes the responsibility and importance of addressing the unique educational needs of children with specific learning disabilities resulting from dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia during IEP Team meetings and other meetings with parents under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.   Districts are encouraged to consider situations where it would be appropriate to use the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia to describe and address a child’s unique, identified needs through evaluation, eligibility, and IEP documents.