Tennessee – 2019 – HB 252 – Accommodations on State Licensing Exams

Tennessee

State Government – As introduced, requires an agency that requires an examination to be administered to a person applying for a license to engage in an occupation, trade, or profession to provide reasonable accommodations to a person diagnosed with dyslexia. – Amends TCA Title 4.

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Maryland-2019-SB734-Dyslexia Screening

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Requiring each county board of education, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, to ensure that a certain student is screened to identify if the student is at risk for reading difficulties; requiring the screening instrument to be based on foundational reading skills that include phonological and phonemic awareness and processing; requiring the county board to provide supplemental reading instruction and parental notification in cases where it is determined a student is at risk for reading difficulties; etc.

Georgia – 2019 – SB 48 – Dyslexia Screening

State of Georgia

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to education, so as to provide for identification of and support for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade with dyslexia; to provide for definitions; to require the Department of Education to make a dyslexia informational handbook available to local school systems; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Oklahoma-2019-HB1228-Annual Dyslexia Awareness Training

Oklahoma

Provides that once per year, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, a dyslexia awareness program shall be offered. At a minimum, the program shall include: 1. Training in awareness of dyslexia characteristics in students; 2. Training in effective classroom instruction to meet the needs of students with dyslexia; and 3. Available dyslexia resources for teachers, students and parents.

Mississippi – 2019 – HB 150 – Loan Forgiveness for Dyslexia Therapists

An Act To Amend Section 37-106-71, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Loan Forgiveness To Individuals Providing Instructional Or Clinical Service As A Licensed Dyslexia Therapist In A Public Or Eligible Nonpublic School For The Mississippi Dyslexia Forgivable Loan Program; To Amend Section 37-106-57, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Awards Granted Under The William Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program Shall Be Available To Nontraditional Licensed Teachers Under Certain Conditions; And For Related Purposes.

New Mexico -2019 – SB 398 – Dyslexic Student Early Interventions

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Requires screening and early intervention for dyslexia. Requires each school district to develop and implement a literacy professional development plan that includes structured literacy training by a licensed and accredited or credentialed teacher preparation provider for all elementary school teachers and for training in evidence-based reading intervention for reading interventionists and special education teachers working with students demonstrating characteristics of dyslexia or diagnosed with dyslexia.