Tennessee – 2013-2014 – HB 1735 / SB 2002 – Dyslexia is Real

kids-reading4Defines “dyslexia” as a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin and is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. Requires regular teacher in-service training to formally address dyslexia and similar reading disorders and provide effective instruction for students with dyslexia using appropriate scientific research and brain-based multisensory intervention methods and strategies.

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Pennsylvania – 2013-2014 – HB 198 – Dyslexia Screening Pilot Program

kids-reading2Defines dyslexia and establishes pilot program to  provide early screening and intervention services for children with risk factors for dyslexia, such as low phonemic awareness.

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New Jersey – 2012-2013 – S2439 / A3608 – Definition of Dyslexia

awarenessDirects State Board of Education to incorporate the International Dyslexia Association’s definition of dyslexia into special education regulations. Defines dyslexia as  “a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.

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Kentucky 2010 HB109 Early Education Assessment and Intervention

identificationCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define “aphasia,” dyscalculia,” “dysgraphia,” “dyslexia,” “phonemic awareness,” and “scientifically based research”; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to implement district-wide use of K-3 response-to-intervention system in reading by August 1, 2011, in mathematics by August 1, 2012, and behavior by August 1, 2013;

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