Connecticut – 2015 – SB 1054 – Students with Dyslexia

ConnecticutThis bill requires: the State Department of Education (SDE) to designate an employee to help parents and boards of education detect and intervene for students with dyslexia; and teacher preparation programs and in-service training programs to include dyslexia education and training.

Furthermore, the bill extends by two years, from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2016, the deadline for SDE to develop or approve reading assessments, which, among other things, help identify students at risk for dyslexia. It also extends, from February 1, 2013 to February 1, 2016, the deadline for the commissioner to submit the assessments to the Education Committee.