Massachusetts waits for
kids to fail, rather than screening
for early intervention.
Without using the word dyslexia, kids get help too late and
receive expensive services that are not guided by
evidenced based practices for dyslexia. Most kids never recover.
Please attend the Public Hearing.
July 11 is the scheduled hearing.
Parents, studnets, professionals can speak to the
Joint Committee on Education and explain:
- The Road blocks to success for bright students and teachers when dyslexia is not identified early and appropriate instruction is denied or delayed.
- The costs and problems when a common and well studied condition like dyslexia is misunderstood, or treated too broadly.
- Lack of clear and consistent guidelines for identifying the key indicators of students at risk for dyslexia - despite valid and well researched screening and instructional approaches.
To confirm time and location (at the State House) check the calendar.