In a survey of over 400 New York educators, special services for unique student populations emerged as the top priority — and now we have the chance to help some of our most vulnerable students: students with dyslexia.
Mayor de Blasio and UFT President Mulgrew’s 2021 school plan calls for assessing where our students are academically and emotionally, as they should. But it fails to prioritize the students that need our attention most.
As teachers, we know that dyslexia is a learning disability that impacts reading acquisition, and experts believe that 10-20% of students fall somewhere on the dyslexia spectrum. With NYC’s 1.1 million public school students, this means that potentially thousands of our students are struggling to learn - and their teachers don’t have the information to provide the best help.
Denying these students the interventions they need is unacceptable. Send a message to education leaders for universal dyslexia screenings.
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