Reading: HOW DO I GET WILSON FOR MY DYSLEXIC CHILD WITH AN IEP

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Hollie:  My son is diagnosed dyslexic 4th grade student with dysgraphia reading on a 2nd grade level with 5% word decoding skills. He had Fundations for a year and improved an entire deviation. They changed to System 44 which I proved is not an appropriate reading placement because it is not an independent research based program and not accepted by Clearinghouse. They are changing him to Corrective Reading which I am concerned will not help because it is not OG based. Everyone, including the reading specialist for the district, says he needs Wilson, as it has proven that multi-sensory approach works for him. School WILL NOT provide Wilson as he says his needs are not great enough.

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First, ask to see the progress monitoring they have done up until now. If you request a xerox copy, they may charge you; try asking them to scan and email you a pdf — they are less likely to charge you for that.
Note, they may or may not have done progress monitoring up until now. So make sure you have copies of the assessments that show the significant improvement achieved last year.
Next, insist that weekly progress monitoring take place with the new program.
If there is no significant improvement after a month, ask them to try the program you want, do weekly progress monitoring, and then compare.

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