There are important bills that are currently trying to make their way through the Massachusetts Legislature this summer to become law – they are labeled as Bills S.294, S.313, H.330, and H.2872. If these bills pass, then schools across Massachusetts will need to fulfill specific requirements to address the needs of children with Dyslexia, which they are not required to fulfill at this time. Other states in New England and around the country are also working through these issues.
Why is this important to know about and understand? Well, many groups of researchers and child advocacy groups are working hard to persuade lawmakers to pass these laws. The reason is that many Dyslexic students are not identified or given the appropriate teaching that they need to become successful readers and writers.
There are many reasons that a child may struggle. One of those reasons could be that she possesses Dyslexia or another type of Language-Based Learning Disability.
As a Parent or Teacher, you are always concerned about the progress and welfare of your child (or student). If your child has struggled to develop Literacy or Language skills as a young student in Kindergarten or Grade 1 – or if your child has demonstrated these difficulties for some years in Middle or High School – you may well be constantly worried. You know the importance of having strong Reading, Writing, and Communication skills in our society today.
If your child is having difficulty with Reading, Writing, or Language, make sure you ask your her school to help you find out why this is happening. What is the reason or reasons?
If you have any questions about your child’s learning, or if you want to learn more about Dyslexia or other Language-Based Learning Disabilities, please contact us at Linguistic Foundations. We can help you answer these questions you have. Also contact us if you are interested in our individualized testing process, where we are trained to meet with your child to specifically answer these questions about her learning.
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