“Advocacy [for students with dyslexia] is important to ensure that science and the law are reflected in decisions involving intervention and accommodations. Today, many students with dyslexia are not receiving accommodations required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), such as extended testing time on high-stakes examinations like the SAT, GRE, LSAT or United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
We’ve come a long way in our understanding of dyslexia since it was first identified in 1896 by
an English doctor seeking answers to the reading difficulties found in a bright 14-year-old boy. But much work remains to ensure our country’s laws and education practices help all dyslexic individuals reach their full potential.”
- The Yale Center for Dyslexia #advocate#untileveryonecanread