Hosted by The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
2289 Avenue A, Bethlehem PA
January 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM
(Snow date: February 1, 2017)
Guest speaker: Jacqueline C. Lembeck, Esq., McAndrews Law Offices
Dyslexia and the IDEA
(Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
Due to the many inquiries that the The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties has received regarding dyslexia, they are pleased to host this upcoming workshop! Dyslexia is a neurobiological difference in the brain that causes reading (decoding), spelling (encoding) and writing (composing) difficulties. It is estimated that twenty percent of the school population has dyslexia to some degree. Yet it is common for students with dyslexia to be identified late. Sometimes they are never identified. This can be a violation of the Child Find mandate that schools have to locate and assess students with suspected disabilities.
Dyslexia is recognized by the IDEA. However, IDEA and its regulations include dyslexia under the broader category of SLD (Specific Learning Disability). Confused? You don’t have to be. Join us as Attorney Jacqueline Lembeck of McAndrews Law Offices addresses some of the controversy and “legalese” surrounding dyslexia.
This workshop is free for parents and professionals, but you must pre-register. A minimum of 10 attendees are needed for the presentation to occur. In case of bad weather, please take note of our snow date. You may RSVP to Ramona Neidig at 610-849-8076, ext. 325 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Email registration preferred. Parents who register: please indicate if your child currently has a 504 plan or an IEP.
Can’t attend? The following title is well worth purchasing:
Dyslexia Advocate: How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia Within the Public Education System by Kelli Sandman-Hurley (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)