Practical tips and advice for parents navigating the school system from a mom who’s been there.
One in five children have dyslexia, but too many parents feel isolated and defeated in their efforts to secure an equal chance for their children. After fighting the school system for four years to get the correct diagnoses and proper learning assistance for her two dyslexic sons, Micki Boas realized that parents need to hack the system, cutting through the invisible red tape of school funding, IEPs, specialized teacher training, and more.
Drawing on insights from over 200 parents, educators, and experts, Boas delves into:
-When children need to be diagnosed to get the help they need—and why it doesn’t always happen
-What special education programs are mandated by law—and why most schools fail to provide them
-What parents can do to advocate for their children—and help change the larger system
One in Five shares the secrets the “professionals” won’t tell you—but that makes all the difference.