• Evaluating for Dyslexia and/or Dysgraphia

    Evaluations for dyslexia and dysgraphia have moved to a single pathway for identification under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This change means that anytime the LEA (Local Education Agency) suspects that a student has dyslexia or a related disorder and may need dyslexia intervention services, the LEA must seek parental consent for a Full Individual Initial Evaluation (FIIE) under the IDEA.  The process of obtaining parental consent under  IDEA must include proper prior written notice and be accompanied by the notice of procedural safeguards. It is critical that parents and guardians are informed of the procedural protections and rights afforded to them and their child under the IDEA. Using a single pathway for identification of dyslexia and related disorders ensures that LEAs fulfill their Child Find obligations under the IDEA.

                         Dyslexia ID Pathway