Surprisingly, given its progressive, liberal reputation, Massachusetts has not yet taken proactive steps toward helping ensure early identification of students at risk for dyslexia, evidence based remediation in the classroom or professional development for teachers on reading disability. The state Decoding Dyslexia group is working to change that though! See link below.
Still, there are many good schools and tutoring centers for parents in need.
Eagle Hill School
White Oak School
Willow Hill School
International Dyslexia Association Massachusetts
Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts
Commonwealth Leaning Center
Children's Dyslexia Centers
Needham and Denvers
While there is no dyslexia legislation or regulation pertaining to K-12 public schools in the state of Massachusetts, there is a law stipulating that no student (resident) “shall be required to take any standardized college entrance aptitude test to gain admittance to any public institution of higher education in the commonwealth. Admission shall be determined by all other relevant factors…” This law aside, as parent you will have to speak to your local school as to how they address reading difficulty.
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