Nebraska – 2018- LB 1052 – Require instruction and teacher education for dyslexia

Provides that the State Department of Education shall develop and distribute a technical assistance document to provide guidance for school districts and teachers on how to understand and provide evidence-based interventions for dyslexia. Also provides that students exhibiting characteristics of dyslexia shall receive evidence-based structured literacy instruction using a multisensory approach as provided in the technical assistance document for dyslexia.

This legislation also prevents school districts from requiring that students exhibiting characteristics of dyslexia obtain a medical diagnosis in order to receive interventions for dyslexia.

Further provides that each teacher education program approved by the State Department of Education shall include instruction in dyslexia as part of its initial program course requirements.

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