On December 28, 2016, the US Department of Education issued guidance on civil rights of students with disabilities. This includes a “Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.” This is a great resource to print and keep!
Page 5: “For example, a student who has dyslexia and is substantially limited in reading finds it challenging to read the required class material in a timely manner. … the student spends far more time preparing for class than other students and earns good grades because of the student’s intelligence and extreme efforts. The student would still be substantially limited in the major life activity of reading despite earning good grades and may require a multi-sensory approach to learning, and additional time to complete in-class tests or quizzes, even if that student earns mostly A’s.”