U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 36-year-old member asked:

What help should my son be receiving in his new primary school if he has dyslexia?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
I E P: It is reasonable to request individualized education plan (iep). He may benefit from speech therapy and extra time to take tests. Reading may be very difficult and audio books may be better than written material.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
If he had no IEP: at his last school district but his teacher has concerns, Response To Intervention (RTI): Tier 1 is implemented in class for 8 wks., then Tier 2 small-group instruction for a grading period, then Tier 3 individual instruction, if needed. If progress remains slow, he'll be evaluated for special education services under Public Law IDEA 2004. Use LexiaLearning.org or Earobics online modules at home.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 30, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.