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Old 10-21-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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Here’s my gen. ed. take on the matter. I don’t call kids dyslexic because, as you said, it’s a medical diagnosis. However, I do say suspected learning disability and fill out a dyslexia screener in order to get them tested. As for thinking only the sped teacher can “fix” it, I don’t. However, in my district those trainings you mentioned are only given to the dyslexia specialists. We in gen. ed. get some general training, but no where near the extent that the dyslexia teachers get. Not only that, but without the label there the kids are limited in the accommodations they get. Again, it’s not that I think sped and/or dyslexia have some magic wand to “fix” these kids, but that at least where I work, my hands are tied behind my back.
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