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  • How do I sign up for HSE classes?
    You can sign up by calling our HSE Student Support Specialists at 209-522-9266 to select your class time and schedule your orientation date.
  • Requesting an Initial Evaluation from the School
    Check out this link to learn how to request an initial evaluation for your child
  • California Dyslexia Guidelines This online resource contains the most current information about dyslexia in the California Schools. It provides definitions, signs of dyslexia, and discusses assessments, appropriate interventions, parental rights, and legal concerns. There are several helpful appendices and a glossary of terms frequently used when meeting with educators. “A child’s parent or a public agency may initiate a request for an initial evaluation to determine whether the child has a disability. The initial evaluation must be conducted within 60 days of receiving parental consent for the evaluation (Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 300.301[b] and [c]). Early identification of and intervention with students who show the warning signs of dyslexia are critical for achieving better outcomes. Parents are an important component of the school team, and they should be included in discussions regarding potential learning issues involving their child.” (page 96, FAQ)
  • What is dyslexia?
    “Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.” (International Dyslexic Association) For more information on signs of dyslexia at different ages: Though many students that are on IEP’s do not have this noted in their files, it will mention that the student struggles with reading or has a language processing concern.
  • What type of tutoring does KidsQuest offer?
    KidsQuest relies on volunteer tutors who have passed a background check and attended a training on dyslexia and the Barton program that we use. Tutors meet with students and provide one-on-one instruction twice a week for one hour at the Modesto Library. We do not offer other forms of tutoring, such as in math, general homework help, or other content areas.
  • Are there other tutoring services in the area?
    We do not provide referral services. An internet search will provide information on local tutoring services.
  • What grade level is the program geared?
    We exclusively accept students in grades 2-6.
  • How do students enroll in the program?
    A parent or guardian is invited to contact our Program Coordinator through email or a phone call. The student will be placed on our waitlist. When a trained tutor becomes available, the student will need to be screened by our reading specialist to determine if our program would be beneficial and appropriate for the student. If the student qualifies for the program, a trained tutor will be matched with the student and a tutoring schedule can be set.
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