Dyslexia is a specific language disability. Most dyslexic kids that have received any remediation only qualify under Section 504.
If they happen to fall 1 1/2 standard deviations below the mean then they will qualify under the regular special education statutes.
It is difficult for these kids to qualify, because many of them can read and write well, but they have gaps all over the place. I have students that can read any one under the bus, but they don't have a clue about the plot. I also have those that read painfully slow, but have high comprehension. They don't qualify on fluency alone, but reading slow puts kids at an extreme disadvantage. They put off reading and fall behind quickly. I could go on and on describing the many situations that would cause these kids to not qualify.
Dyslexia is a huge gray area, special education doesn't want to recognize it as a named disability, so parents have to fight for services.
Yes. They can qualify under special education or section 504.
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