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About the Author

About the Author

Kate Kelly 

has been writing and editing for more than 20 years, with a focus on parenting.

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.

root words:

Words from other languages, often Greek or Latin, that are the origin of many English words.

accommodations:

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

IEP:

Short for Individualized Education Program. A plan that details the support and services (such as speech therapy or multisensory reading instruction) a school will provide to meet the individual needs of a student with a disability who qualifies for special education.