Who may conduct the assessments and evaluations for a student having characteristics of dyslexia when a disability is suspected?
Myth: Dyslexia requires a medical diagnosis.
Fact: The identification of characteristics of dyslexia does not require a medical diagnosis within the public school setting. Dyslexia is best assessed using appropriate educational assessments in the areas detailed in the previous section and in the context of effective evidence–based instruction. Dyslexia requires educational intervention and treatment. There are no known evidence–based
medical interventions for students with dyslexia.
There is misinformation in our schools. Be sure to check out the Dyslexia Topic Brief provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If your school is not aware of this document or the truth about the statement above share this document with them.
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