Course Description

Credit Validation for Dyslexia Training Institute Participants Only

Participants will learn how to become effective advocates for parents/caregivers of students with dyslexia. This will include: developing an understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities and Education Act (IDEA); FAPE; developing effective IEPs or 504s; how to request and receive appropriate services and interventions; appropriate accommodations; letter writing, dispute processes and resolutions, as they all relate to a student with dyslexia. Participants will complete a case study.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for educators participating in online course provided by Dyslexia Training Institute.



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Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X714E – 019 07 Oct 202413 Dec 2024 3 $237

Dyslexia Advocate Program

07 Oct 202413 Dec 2024
Credit Validation

Students must be registered for this course prior to registering with USD for credit:

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation courses after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: October 7th – November 7th 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Define dyslexia to effectively explain it to parents/caregivers and school personnel
  • Recognize the role of an advocate and when to refer parents/caregivers to an attorney
  • Evaluate IDEA law as it relates to dyslexia
  • Locate the state's Ed Code as it relates to Special Education
  • Review and understand assessment and evaluations
  • Evaluate and develop IEPs or 504 Plans for a student with dyslexia
  • Understand the steps to dispute resolution


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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