Defines “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.
Directs the Department of Education to collaborate with institutions of higher education to formally address dyslexia and similar reading disorders by providing educators and teachers training in providing effective instruction for students with dyslexia using appropriate scientific research and brain-based multisensory intervention methods and strategies.
2 thoughts on “Tennessee – 2013-2014 – HB 1735 / SB 2002 – Dyslexia is Real”
To all Tennesseans,
We need personal letters emailed to senators and state representatives to help get this law passed. So please take a few minutes and write a personal story or experience that would help persuade someone to vote for the SB2002 & HB1735.
Dear sirs, Thank God some one out there is realizing how serious this problem. I wonder how many children have been passed by or on through school, or simply gotten kicked out because they were diagnosed with ADHD or considered unruly etc.? We need to look at all the circumstances that each child is dealing with and force schools to take all possible reasons for a child not being able to get what their peers are getting with ease. We also need to address their individual aptitudes and not try to make everyone learn the same subjects at the same time frame as the general population. We really need recognize that because someone can’t read now they might excel in other abilities and focus on those instead. Their reading seems to come with more ease as some kids mature and to force them into cookie cutter curriculums seems demeaning and more psychologically damaging than not being able to read right away. I am finding this out in real life circumstances more each day. Thank you for your efforts in this matter.
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