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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F9 - Navigating the IEP for Children With Dyslexia

Nov 10, 2017 8:30am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 9:30am

Standard: $20.00


Knowledge is power. Collaborating with your school to create an individualized education plan (IEP) does not have to be a terrifying task or a negative experience. Parents are an integral part of developing their childs IEP and will be stronger advocates when they understand and are comfortable with the components of an IEP and the laws regulating it. This session reviews each part of an IEP and explains how SMART goals, appropriate accommodations, and proper services can be used to develop the best individualized plan for your child.

Learning Outcomes:

  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Identify the critical elements in a disability document that will support the accommodation requests for students with learning disabilities.
  • ADVOCACY AND LEGISLATION: Understand the laws and interpretations under various legislative motions and learn ways to implement advocacy efforts locally or at the state level.

Disclosure: Emily Whitsett has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Emily Whitsett, M.Ed., Assessment Specialist, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

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