What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability recognized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Dyslexia may cause a student to struggle with reading and spelling. If you suspect your child has dyslexia, it is crucial for them to be evaluated for learning disabilities.

Does a Child with Dyslexia Qualify for Special Education Services?

Under IDEA, dyslexia is a recognized learning disability. This means dyslexic students are entitled to a free appropriate public education. A student diagnosed with dyslexia is entitled to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) under IDEA. Students with dyslexia can achieve great educational success when they are provided with the right resources.

The experienced special education law attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. will advocate for your child so they may receive the proper evaluations, IEP, and support necessary for them to reach their full academic potential.


Maya Murphy, P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.


Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.


If you have any questions about education law in Connecticut or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or to schedule a free initial consultation today.