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Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents updated





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 26, 2017
CONTACT: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-7228, mary.stadicksmith@state.sd.us or
Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-2593, ruth.raveling@state.sd.us
 

Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents updated
 

PIERRE, S.D. – An updated version of the Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents in South Dakota is now available on the Department of Education website.

The handbook is intended to help parents and educators learn more about dyslexia, and includes additional resources for teachers to access if they suspect a student may have dyslexia.

In 2016, the South Dakota Department of Education assembled a Dyslexia Stakeholders Group, made up of parents, educators, legislators and department staff. The group developed a five-year plan for ensuring school districts meet the needs of all students with learning disabilities. This handbook revision is part of the five-year plan.

“I greatly appreciate the Dyslexia Stakeholders Group’s dedication to helping struggling readers,” said Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp. “These individuals are passionate about doing what’s best for South Dakota students, and that comes across in the five-year plan and the newly revised handbook.”
 

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