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Tennessee – 2013-2014 – HB 1735 / SB 2002 – Dyslexia is Real

kids-reading4Defines “dyslexia” as a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin and is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. Requires regular teacher in-service training to formally address dyslexia and similar reading disorders and provide effective instruction for students with dyslexia using appropriate scientific research and brain-based multisensory intervention methods and strategies. Continue reading “Tennessee – 2013-2014 – HB 1735 / SB 2002 – Dyslexia is Real”

Illinois – 2013-2014 – HB3700 – Dyslexia Screening and Intervention

Image2Requires the State Board of Education to distribute to each school board information on screening instruments available to identify students who exhibit potential indicators of dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Continue reading “Illinois – 2013-2014 – HB3700 – Dyslexia Screening and Intervention”

New Jersey – 2012-2013 – A3606/S2441 – Professional Development

teacher trainingRequires Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities related to reading disabilities; mandates certain school district personnel annually compete two hours of professional development related to reading disabilities. Continue reading “New Jersey – 2012-2013 – A3606/S2441 – Professional Development”

Pennsylvania – 2013-2014 – HB 198 – Dyslexia Screening Pilot Program

kids-reading2Defines dyslexia and establishes pilot program to  provide early screening and intervention services for children with risk factors for dyslexia, such as low phonemic awareness.

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Texas – 2013 – SB185 – School Reporting

identificationRelating to information regarding the number of public school students with dyslexia.  Amends Texas Education Code to require each school district and open-enrollment charter school to report through the Public Education Information Management System information regarding the number of students enrolled in the district or school who are identified as having dyslexia. Continue reading “Texas – 2013 – SB185 – School Reporting”

Utah – 2013 – Dyslexia Screening in Public Schools

readingThis bill requires reading assessments and screening for learning difficulties in public schools. This Bill defines terms; requires the State Board of Education to develop a list of indicators that indicate whether a student may be at risk for a reading difficulty or dyslexia; Continue reading “Utah – 2013 – Dyslexia Screening in Public Schools”

Arkansas – 2013 – SB 33 – Children with Dyslexia

Image2To ensure that children with dyslexia have their needs met by the public school system. Defines dyslexia and relate disorder; requires screening and intervention.

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Hawaii – 2013-2014 – HB 675 – Dyslexia Awareness and Standards

dyslexia awarenessPromotes awareness of the definition and characteristics of dyslexia and other similar learning disorders. Requires DOE to provide professional development to teachers relating to students with dyslexia. Requires the Hawaii teachers standards board to establish licensure standards for reading specialists.

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New Jersey – 2012-2013 – S2439 / A3608 – Definition of Dyslexia

awarenessDirects State Board of Education to incorporate the International Dyslexia Association’s definition of dyslexia into special education regulations. Defines dyslexia as  “a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. Continue reading “New Jersey – 2012-2013 – S2439 / A3608 – Definition of Dyslexia”