Can schools say “dyslexia”? What about terms like “dysgraphia” or “dyscalculia”? It’s always been OK for schools to use terms like “dyslexia” in special education evaluations and IEPs. The same is true of “dysgraphia” and “dyscalculia.” And in a 2015 guidance letter, the U.S. Department of Education encouraged states and school systems nationwide to use these terms when appropriate.
Visit our Video Resource Library or watch it here for an interview with the U.S. Department of Education and Understood.org that explains how and why.
- U.S. Department Guidance Letter about Dyslexia: Guidance Letter
- Get a copy of the guidance letter: U.S. Dept. of Education Guidance Letter