1. The Diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of dyslexia are:
•Reading achievement substantially below that expected for the person's age, measured intelligence and age-appropriate education.
•The disturbance in reading ability interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily living that require reading skills.
•If a sensory deficit is present, the reading difficulties are in excess of those usually associated with the specific sensory deficit.
The diagnostic assessment of dyslexia consists of a series of standardized reading and spelling tests and an evaluation of the child’s psychological state, including additional information obtained from parents and teachers.
2. Three national websites for information on dyslexia: * www.interdys.org * www.pridedyslexiaprogram.com/Dyslexia * http://www.ldonline.org/
3. Three local support groups for dyslexia: * LDA of Kenucky,2210 Goldsmith Lane, #110,Louisville, KY, 40218,502-473-1256 * Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN) ,Paulette Logsdon ,10301 B Deering Road ,Louisville, KY 40272 ,502-937-6894 ,502-937-6464 FAX ,1-800-525-7746 ,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ,Web Site: www.kyspin.com * Louisville-Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Center,p;33 East Broadway, Louisville, KY, 40202,502) 584-9781
4. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that are like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. As a student the ADA protects you by providing you with reasonable accommodations. Implementing your request within a reasonable amount. Treating you and give you the same opportunities as other classmates. Your rights at work section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (PL 93-112) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. It guarantees that people with disabilities have equal access to programs and services that receive federal funds. This applies to employers receiving federal funds. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 protects people with disabilities from discrimination in employment, public, and privately operated settings. The law applies to state and local governments and to private employers with 15 or more employees.( http://www.dyslexiacoachnj.com/Rights.html)
5. Dyslexic people are highly creative thinkers who often solve problems through visual imagery. On this page we explore some of the positive characteristics of dyslexia. (http://www.dyslexia.com/qagift) There are many successful dyslexic people in the kinds of professions, which are often considered to be inappropriate, or 'too difficult' if you are dyslexic. Writing, acting, politics, science, law, teaching and business are examples of professions in which