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.

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Kansas – 2013-2014 – SB 44 – Dyslexia Identification and Services

studentAN ACT concerning school districts; relating to the identification and instruction of pupils with dyslexia. The bill requires Kansas schools to accept the diagnosis of dyslexia from any licensed psychologist, physician or psychiatrist, and to provide services for all children with a dyslexia diagnosis.

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West Virginia – 2013 – SB 111 – Dyslexia Screening & Intervention

kids-reading4A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia  by adding  a new section defining “dyslexia”; establishing a dyslexia screening and intervention pilot project; and establishing a dyslexia teacher training pilot program.

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