Ep 7. After the Dyslexia Diagnosis: Setting Up the IEP and Making Educational Decisions

dyslexia evaluation and identification iep orton-gillingham podcast Nov 09, 2022

In this episode, we explore how your child's evaluation informs the structure of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the educational decisions you make for them. I explain the two requirements that must be met for your child to qualify for an IEP, share examples of learning goals and services, and highlight some red flags that you should look out for during these conversations. 


After it’s determined that your child has a Specific Learning Disability (SLD), the first decision that needs to be made is whether your child qualifies for a 504 or an IEP. I get into the nuances between the two options and dive into the IEP process. I detail what should be included in your child’s IEP and what kind of conversations you can expect to have with the specialists at your child’s school. 


Listen in to learn more about how to set your child up for success with a goal-oriented and bespoke IEP. 


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Topics Covered:

  • Why more goals do not make for a stronger IEP
  • What to do there is a wide divide between what the school is offering and what you want for your child 
  • The two most commonly-known and respected Orton-Gillingham approaches 
  • What terms and qualifications to look out for in your child’s IEP 


Resources Mentioned:

  • Want more information about what an evaluation should include? Check out our Evaluation Checklist



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