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Wednesday, May 04, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
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Almost 30 years of research and experience has demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made more effective by strengthening the role and responsibility of parents and ensuring that families of children have meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children at school and at home (see section 601©(5)(B) of IDEA). Advocates can be an essential key in helping to ensure that a child with special needs receives a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and that families of children have meaningful opportunities to participate fully in IEP development. According to Nebraska RULE 51 007.03A6, each IEP team includes at the discretion of the parents or the school district, other individuals who have knowledge or expertise regarding the child, including related services personnel as appropriate.

Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 people and is the most common reading difference. Although dyslexia is a recognized diagnosis in the medical field it remains elusive in public school settings.Dyslexia is a medical term with educational implications. NO medication can correct dyslexia. To help people who have dyslexia they must be taught using an evidence based reading method. Look through our site to learn more!

Our Mission​
To assist children and adults who struggle to read, write, and spell due to dyslexia or other related reading disorders and to give families of children who receive special education services (learning, emotional, physical, and mental) an “informed voice” and resource in their child’s individual education program.