Self-Advocacy and Voice for Students with Dyslexia

    • Encourage students to find their voice. Ask them to describe what dyslexia means to them, and to identify their strengths and areas for growth

    • Facilitate opportunities for students to explore and share what strategies help most

    • Familiarize students with the goals and accommodations on their IEPs or 504s

    • Encourage students to contribute to or participate in their IEP or 504 meetings, as appropriate

    • Encourage students to reach out to all teachers at the beginning of the year to communicate what makes
      them successful

    Smart Start: Lake Oswego's program for students with IEP's and 504's to start the year off by meeting with their teachers to give an personal update.