Samantha: My 2 oldest daughters are 8 and 10. They are Dyslexic. They have current IEPs in Nebraska where they were extensively tested about 10 months ago. We moved to Louisiana and the SpEd department told me a few curious things. A.) Dyslexic students in this school district are all on 504s. B.) “According to Louisiana state law” Dyslexics do NOT receive IEPs because they have a couple of “Dyslexia laws” and their laws trump IDEA C.)Their IEP from Nebraska isn’t valid because they (Nebraska) use a different method for determining the presence of a SLD. D.) I was also told I cannot even request and IEP over a 504.
I was under the impression that parents had a choice. They’re implementing RTI in the form of “Interim Placement” instead of scheduling for them to be tested, saying, “They’ll get them tested.” I requested the official form to initiate child find but they seem to have NO IDEA what I’m talking about.
I know that SO MUCH of this is just plain wrong but I don’t know where to start addressing it. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks in advance!