I have a son w/Dyslexia. It was a nightmare and I live in a state that recognizes it but classifies it seperately from special education. My son was placed in a room with a computer and a teachers aide. The aide worked crossword puzzles while my son attempted to teach himself. They have since strengthened the wording of the state guidelines and they specifically say computer programs alone are not sufficient. The dyslexia "specialist" at our school had NO training in any recognized remediation program. Her mantra was "he needs to try"
We ended up paying for private tutoring and changing school districts. Some parents don't have these resources or even know what the schools are required to do. I had lots to learn and now speak out every chance I get. I still feel my anger rising when I think about what we dealt with for 2 years, while trying to work with the school. Luckily I had a teacher from another school point us in the right direction. I recommend www.wrightslaw.com
to any parent dealing with education problems.