February 14, 2022

Dyslexia Advocacy: It Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard!

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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard, friends.  That’s the name of my friend, Michelle Morgan’s, new e- book about dyslexia advocacy, and it’s also a very true statement.  In today’s episode we give you a little preview of Michelle’s book, which walks parents of dyslexic children through evaluations, eligibility, development of the IEP, and progress monitoring.  Michelle gives lots and lots of tips about not only what students are entitled to but also how to get services.  And guess what… it starts with objective communication.  You ready for some real-life applicable stuff?  You’re going to love Michelle’s information!  

Meet My Guest: Michelle Morgan

It’s hard having a child with dyslexia. Most of the time you feel frustrated that the school doesn’t understand your child’s needs and you worry they are not getting the type of reading intervention necessary to become proficient at reading and writing. Being a parent to a child with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD, I know firsthand how difficult this journey is for families. I’ve worked as a speech-language pathologist for 17 years, but being a parent taught me more about dyslexia than I ever learned in school. Since my daughter’s diagnosis, I’ve taken a deep dive into the world of literacy and what struggling readers need to be successful. I provide comprehensive assessments and individual intervention for children who struggle with reading and writing. One of my favorite ways to serve families is through advocacy. Parents need to feel supported during this journey and providing them with information on how to get appropriate services through the public school system is one of the best ways to help a child succeed. I’ve written a soon to be published book on this exact topic called, It Shouldn’t Be So Difficult: How to Get Your Child with Dyslexia the Services They Need in Public School

Links mentioned in this episode:

The Reading League: The Reading League – The Science of Reading

International Dyslexia Association: International Dyslexia Association – …until everyone can read! (dyslexiaida.org)

Sally Schaywitz, “Overcoming Dyslexia”: Overcoming Dyslexia (2020 Edition): Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated: Shaywitz, Sally: 8601300369143: Amazon.com: Books

Wrightslaw: www.wrightslaw.com

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