Hello! Can anyone help me figure out the steps to getting my daughter diagnosed with dyslexia so that we can arrange a 504 for school next year, 3rd grade?
There is a history of dyslexia in our family. She's been struggling since the end of kindergarten. Last year, we met with the Child Study Team and they said that because she was progressing she wasn't a candidate for services. Also, they don't specifically test for dyslexia. I imagine they'll say the same thing this year.
This year, she's been going to reading specialist and again, she's progressing, but she's about 6 months behind 'the benchmark" and it's pretty clear to me that she does not make the letter sound connections, that something is missing. She spelled people today: peole. That second P doesn't register with her, and I see things like that with her homework all the time.
Do I need to take her to a hospital and see a battery of specialists for screenings? I really don't want to. She's definitely not ADD/HD.
What do I do next? Where do I go? And why is it so hard to find info on how to handle this? We're in Monmouth County, NJ in case anyone is local and knows specifics.
Thanks for your thoughts!