Dyslexia is a type of learning disability. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. It is specifically cited as an example of a learning disability in the implementing regulations of the IDEA and in the Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act, under the definition of specific learning disability. In its more sever forms, a student with dyslexia may qualify for special education services, special accommodations, or extra support services.
If you have questions about dyslexia and the statutes and regulations governing eligibility for special education services, please contact the KSDE Special Education Services Team.
Dyslexia within MTSS (PDF)
Dyslexia: What Families Need to Know (PDF)
VoyagerU Dyslexia Module
Using CBM-Reading Assessments to Monitor Progress
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
Definition of Dyslexia (PDF)
Is My Child Dyslexic? (PDF)
Multisensory Structured Language Teaching (PDF)
Parent's Guide to Effective Instruction (PDF)
Recommended Reading For Parents (PDF)
Testing and Evaluation (PDF)
Dyslexia Basics (PDF)
Most IEP related documents are located on the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) website.
Assuring the Documentation of Frequency, Location, and Duration of Accommodations on the IEP (PDF)
IEP Coaching/Training Materials Page
Transition Memo from Rod Bieder 8-30-05 (PDF)
Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team
Main Team Page
Reports and Collections
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)
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