Provides for instruction in dyslexia awareness and methods of teaching students with dyslexia for candidates for teaching certificates and current teachers and paraprofessionals.
This bill directs the Commissioner of Education to:
(1) develop recommendations for dyslexia awareness instruction and methods of teaching students with dyslexia for teacher preparation programs; and
(2) develop recommendations to incorporate dyslexia awareness instruction and methods of teaching students with dyslexia for teacher and paraprofessional in-service and other training programs. The recommendations must be submitted to the State Board of Education. In developing the recommendations, the commissioner must consult with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, representatives from organizations that promote dyslexia awareness and provide programs and services to people with dyslexia, and representatives of the education community.