Special Education
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Special Ed
What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in which people struggle to process written language. Dyslexia is not an indicator of intelligence; neither is it confined to mirroring text.

Children who struggle with symptoms of dyslexia often have difficulty manipulating individual sounds in words. They may confuse the directionality of letters or vocabulary, or they may have difficulty copying information from a book. For children with dyslexia, reading is a challenge, not an enjoyable leisure-time activity. Often the omission or substitution of words in text creates comprehension issues, while their phonemic skills create problems in fluency and spelling.

While dyslexia must be professionally diagnosed with appropriate testing, it is important for parents and teachers to be aware of its symptoms. Students who struggle with dyslexia usually perform at normal to high levels in other subject/skill areas. Often recognizing the discrepancy between a student’s IQ (learning potential) and performance (test scores) is a good indication that the child may need specific language testing. 
If you would like information about testing your child for dyslexia, we would be happy to recommend area screeners who are Slingerland® certified. This methodology is a simultaneous, multi-sensory, structured approach for teaching language arts to dyslexic students in the classroom. Please contact our front office with questions.

Individual Ed Plan

As a private special education school in the state of California, Stellar Academy works with area families and schools to develop and implement student IEPs. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a tool for families, schools, and providers to meet the unique needs of students with identified disabilities. It encompasses goal setting, planning, evaluation, and progress monitoring to ensure students are receiving the education and supports necessary to transition into successful college, career, and/or living.

A staff member from Stellar will attend one IEP meeting per student each year at no cost to the family. As our students become ready to transition out of Stellar Academy, our
director will assist their families with creating a transition plan.

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