Oklahoma – 2018 – SB929 – Definition of Specific Learning Disability

OklahomaModifies legal defintition of “specific learning disability”.  As enacted, the bill provides this definition:

“Specific learning disability” means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia and developmental aphasia. The term does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing or motor disabilities, of intellectual disability, of emotional disturbance or of environmental, cultural or economic disadvantage;

Oklahoma – 2017 – HB 2008 – Dyslexia Handbook

Oklahoma An Act relating to education; creating the Dyslexia and Education Task Force:

There is hereby created, to continue until December 31, 2018, the “Dyslexia and Education Task Force”. The purpose of the
task force shall be to create a dyslexia handbook that will provide guidance for schools, students and parents in identification,  intervention and support of students with dyslexia through accommodations and assistive technology.

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2018 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2018
Table updated November 12, 2018

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Oklahoma – 2012 – HB3090 – Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The introduced version of House Bill 3090 clarifies that acceptance of a Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship will have the same effect as parental revocation of consent to service through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and that the amount of a scholarship will be prorated to reflect the number of school days remaining if the scholarship is granted after the beginning of the school year.

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Oklahoma – 2011 – HB 1997 – Dyslexia Screening

An Act relating to schools; defining terms; requiring students enrolled in public school to be tested for dyslexia and related disorders; requiring board of education of each school district to provide for treatment of any students determined to have dyslexia or related disorder;

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