New Ed. Dept. Guidance for Specific Learning Disabilities Such As Dyslexia

States and districts should not feel reluctant to use the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia when describing a particular child’s learning needs, says guidance released Friday by the U.S. Department of Education.

The department’s action was prompted by concerted efforts from parent groups such as Decoding Dyslexia and other advocacy organizations, which have recently rallied around the Twitter hashtag, #saydyslexia. Those groups say that the specific needs of students with dyslexia are too often glossed over, because educators don’t know enough about the disorder, or that they lump dyslexic students along with struggling learners who may have different challenges.

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