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dyslexia:

A specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing.

accommodations:

A tool or procedure that provides equal access to instruction and assessment for students with disabilities.

special education:

Specially designed instruction, provided at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. It can include specialized activities in gym, music and arts education and specialized instruction in the classroom, home or other settings.

self-advocacy:

The skills and understanding needed to enable children and adults to explain their specific learning disabilities or needs to others.