Washington – 2017-2018 – SB 6162 – Dyslexia Definition & Screening

Washington state outline AN ACT Relating to defining dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requiring early screening for dyslexia.

Defines “dyslexia” as  a specific learning disorder that is neurological in origin and characterized by unexpected difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities not consistent with the person’s intelligence, motivation, and sensory capabilities, which difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language.  

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Virginia – 2018 – HB 1265 – Teacher Education

State of VirginiaEducation preparation programs; reading specialists; dyslexia. Requires each education preparation program offered by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education that leads to a degree, concentration, or certificate for reading specialists to include coursework or other training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniques for students with dyslexia or a related disorder.