Dyslexia Association of the Pennyrile
Dyslexia and the Law

There are a number of laws that can help people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities get help in school and at work.
Federal Laws are written by Congress in Washington, DC, and then signed into law by the President of the United States. They define the right of all protected individuals in every state in the country.
State Laws cover the educational rights in each state and contain the same protection as federal law. State laws must include at least the same rights and protections as federal laws on the same topic. State laws can provide more, but not less.
Regulations describe in detail how the law must be put into effect.
Case Law: Once a law is in effect, disputes sometimes develop over what it means. Some of these disagreements end up in court. In such cases, a judge will decide how a law or regulation applies.

Accommodating Students with Dyslexia in the Classroom

Teaching students with dyslexia across settings is challenging. Both general education and special education teachers seek accommodations that foster the learning and management of a class of heterogeneous learners. It is important to identify accommodations that are reasonable to ask of teachers in all classroom settings. The following accommodations appear reasonable and provide a framework for helping students with learning problems achieve in general education and special education classrooms. They are organized according to accommodations involving materials, interactive instruction, and student performance.

Please refer to the following pages for more specific information about accommodations:

Information on Accommodations taken from The International Dyslexia Association
dyslexia...the invisible disability
People affected by dyslexia throughout Kentucky are closer to remediation with
the passage of House Bill 69.

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