Promotes 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.
Directs 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.
AN 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.
A 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.