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.
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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.
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Mississippi – 2013 – HB 672 – Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship

teacher trainingIncreases the maximum number of Master’s candidate students eligible for a scholarship under the Dyslexia Education Scholarship Program from 10 to 20.

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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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.
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New Jersey – 2012-2013 – A3605/S2442 – Dyslexia Screening

identificationRequires all public school kindergarten students to be screened for dyslexia and other reading disabilities.
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New Jersey – 2012-2013 – AR 129/SR 91 – Dyslexia Teacher Certificate

teacher trainingThis resolution urges the State Board of Education to develop an endorsement to the instructional certificate for teachers of students with dyslexia and to establish eligibility and training requirements for the endorsement.
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