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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

KCKPS Support for Dyslexic Community

KCKPS addresses dyslexia through Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) or School Student Intervention Teams (SIT), both are school-wide approach used to collect data about student achievement and deliver interventions matched to student needs as early as possible.

Data collected during intervention can lead the school to propose conducting an evaluation to determine whether or not the student may have a learning disability. Parents may also request an evaluation at any time. During an evaluation, data is collected and used to determine if the student is a child with a specific learning disability and if the student has a need for specially designed instruction. The data must support both the presence of a disability and need in order for a child to be eligible for special education services. Sometimes a student may have been evaluated outside of the school setting and may have received a diagnosis of a learning disability such as dyslexia. Information from such an evaluation should be considered as part of an evaluation conducted in the school setting, but the need for specially designed instruction must be met for special education services to be provided.

Click here to learn more about dyslexia from the International Dyslexia Association.

Posted October 7, 2021

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