The US Department of Education is now encouraging schools to use the terms dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Our friends at Understood.org, a non-profit web site supporting parents of children with learning and attention issues, offers this article to explain what this might mean for you and your child.
"Last month the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a guidance letter to send a clear message to states and schools. The letter reminded them that there's nothing in the law stopping them from using the terms dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. In fact, it encouraged them to do so. The letter also explained how these terms fit into the law that covers special education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)."
Learn More in the Article from Understood.org