Students with Dyslexia, identification and education of, required of schools. This bill would define dyslexia and require 9 each public school district to identify students 10 with dyslexia and provide them with appropriate 11 educational services including dyslexia-specific 12 intervention.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing fees.
This act requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to employ a dyslexia specialist. The dyslexia specialist will assist the department with developing and administering professional development programs no later than the 2016-2017 school year.
This bill requires each public school to screen students for dyslexia and related disorders at appropriate times in accordance with rules established by the State Board of Education. The school board of each district and governing board of each charter school must provide for the instruction and accommodation of any student determined to have dyslexia or a related disorder. “Related disorders” are defined as disorders similar to or related to dyslexia, such as developmental auditory imperception, dysphasia, specific developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.
Changes the laws regarding elementary and secondary education. Bill includes multiple changes to state education laws, including a requirement that the state Department of Education employ a dyslexia specialist and additionally creating a Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia.
Creates the “Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia” and requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to employ a dyslexia specialist and develop professional development programs for school staff.
A bill to preserve the dyslexia therapy scholarship for students with dyslexia. The bill re-enacts provisions allowing parents of dyslexic students to receive funds for private schooling.
Defines and provides screening for dyslexia. Defines dyslexia broadly as a neurological condition with symptoms including “difficulty in acquiring language skills; inability to comprehend oral or written language; difficulty in rhyming words; difficulty in naming letters, recognizing letters, matching letters to sounds, and blending sounds when speaking and reading words; difficulty recognizing and remembering sight words; consistent transposition of number sequences, letter reversals, inversions, and substitutes and trouble in replication of content.”