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.
Adds dyslexia to special education statute. Defines dyslexia as a a specific learning disability that (a) is neurobiological in origin, (b) is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities, (c) typically results from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and effective classroom instruction, and (d) has secondary consequences that may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that may impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge;
This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2018
Table updated January 2, 2019
The table below lists bills that introduced or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2017:
(Table updated on February 4, 2018)