Every individual should have the following rights:

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Accurate Diagnosis

Students who have a suspected area of disability are entitled to an assessment, regardless of whether they are in a public, private, or charter school.

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Use the word “dyslexia”

Schools must use the word “dyslexia” so that proper diagnosis and evidence-based instruction and intervention can be applied.

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Evidence-Based Instruction

All students deserve to have a written plan of action from the school, specifying the evidence-based intervention, frequency, and measurable objectives. This must be arrived at by a consensus between parents and teachers.

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Accommodations must be provided to ensure that the students’ abilities, not their disabilities, are being assessed. Examples: extra time on tests, speech-to-text or text-to-speech technology, foreign language waiver or alternative.

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Dyslexia-Friendly Environment

A supportive environment that promotes educational and professional progress must be provided to enable dyslexic individuals to flourish to their full potential.

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You Are Not Alone

1 in 5 people have dyslexia. It crosses racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. You are part of a community of successful people who overcame dyslexia. Speak up about your dyslexia to teachers, school heads, peers, colleagues, and employers.
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