Dyslexia In California

California may be the most populated state in the U.S. but it is playing catch up in terms of providing support for students with dyslexia. Department of Education Dyslexia Guidelines were published in 2017 but they are not binding on local education agencies. Nonetheless, the Guidelines are a step in the right direction, calling for assessment and effective interventions based on multisensory, direct, explicit, structured, and sequential approaches to instructing pupils who have dyslexia.


Schools For Students With Dyslexia in California 

School

Athena Academy

Charles Armstrong School

Chartwell School

Frostig Center 

Hope Academy for Dyslexics 

Pacific Point Academy

Park Century School 

Raskob Learning Institute 

Sand Hill School 

Stellar Academy for Dyslexics

Sterne School 

Summit View School 

The Laurel School 

The Prentice School 

The Winston School 

Westmark School 

Location

Palo Alto

Belmont

Seaside

Pasadena

Concord

Santa Monica

Culver City

Oakland

Palo Alto

Newark

San Francisco

Valley Glen (LA)

San Francisco

Santa Ana

Del Mar

Encino

Grades 

1-8

1-8

K-12

1-12

1-8

1-7

2-8

3-8

1-8

1-8

4-8

1-12

1-8

K-8

6-12

2-12

Tutoring Centers For Students With Dyslexia in California

Tutoring Center

Chico Center for Learning

Cullinan Education Center 

Developmental Learning Solutions: 

Dublin Learning Center: 

Hurdles Dyslexia Clinic:

Lakeside Learning: 

Lindamood-Bell: 

Pride Learning Center: 

Reading and Dyslexia Center: 

Scottish Rite: 

Stellar Academy for Dyslexics: 

Stockdale Learning Center: 

Stowell Learning Center: 

The Brain Zone: 

The Reading Clinic: 

Location

Chico

Fresno

Three Locations

Sant Barbara 

Livermore

Los Angeles LearningRX (Eight Locations)

40+ Locations

30+ Locations

Irvine

15 Locations

Newark

Bakersfield

Irvine

Chino Hills

Saratoga

California Dyslexia Legislation

California has been a laggard in adopting legislation regarding dyslexia but is catching up. A 2015 law entitled AB 1369 charges the Superintendent with developing and disseminating guidelines by 2017-18 that "assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services to pupils with dyslexia. For purposes of this section, 'educational services' means an evidence-based, multisensory, direct, explicit, structured, and sequential approach to instructing pupils who have dyslexia."

Parents should know that the guidelines are not binding on local education agencies and may not be being implemented at your local school.

2017 changes to the California Code encouraged institutions of higher learning to provide increased emphasis on recognition and teaching strategies for specific learning disabilities like dyslexia.

Unfortunately for parents, guidelines and encouragement are soft measures, but the state appears headed in the right direction!


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