Cosponsors of H.Res.456 - 113th Congress (2013-2014): Calling on schools and State and local educational agencies to recognize that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed.
Who do we serve? Board Certified Education Advocates help families of children with any learning concerns. Some children may have already been identified as eligible for special education services or a 504 plan. Other children may be struggling at school and parents will want to know what they can do about it.
Many enter the field of advocacy after enduring a period of frustration in obtaining services for a loved one. For this reason, though educated to advocate for all, many advocates choose to limit the scope of their practice to a specific area of expertise. At Greater Reading Educational Advocates, the primary focus is on Specific Learning Disabilites. When receiving an evaluation from outside the educational arena, specific learning disabilities are commonly referred to as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.
Advocacy provided? Clients are empowered to be self-advocates, whenever possible. Client and an advocate decide together what advocacy is needed and steps to be taken. You may choose to have the Advocate do everything from beginning to end or only handle certain tasks.
Special Education Categories? There are 13 categories of special education as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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At Greater Reading Educational Advocates, our primary focus is on Specific Learning Disabilites. When receiving an evaluation from outside the educational arena, specific learning disabilies are commonly referred to as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.
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