This toolkit helps you learn how to effectively advocate for your literacy needs in school.
You will learn:
- Why self-advocacy is important
- What to advocate for
- How to communicate about your literacy needs
This toolkit includes:
- Online Tutorial
- Tools & Resources
What is Advocacy and Why is It Important?
You are your own best advocate! Learn the power of self-advocacy, why it's important, and how it helps you succeed in school.
Explore These Resources to Learn More!
Dyslexia Brings Many Gifts
Watch this video, from KidsRead2Kids Jacob Blumenstein, about growing up with dyslexia and how to embrace your differences.
Advocating For Your Needs
Watch the self-advocacy track of this tutorial to learn more about these topics. Gain the strategies you need to take control of your literacy needs!
This tutorial includes a self-advocacy and family track. In the family track, parents and family members will learn why advocacy is important, how to advocate for their child’s literacy needs, and what to do when advocacy is difficult, all in an interactive online experience. In the self-advocacy track, students will learn about self-empowerment, understanding their learning challenge, and advocating for themselves.
Approximate tutorial length per track: 30 minutes
The research reported here is funded by awards to the National Center on Improving Literacy from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Office of Special Education Programs (Award #: S283D160003). The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of OESE, OSEP, or the U.S. Department of Education. Copyright © 2022 National Center on Improving Literacy. https://improvingliterarcy.org