State Dyslexia Laws

Listed below are current state laws related to dyslexia. You can click on column heads to re-order the list. as needed.

If you know of a specific statute that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below.

You will also find reports and publications issued by various states here:  Resource Links: State Educational Resources.

Table updated June 24, 2022

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2022 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2022.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 

Table updated June 24, 2022

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2022 New Laws Enacted

This table lists new laws related to dyslexia that have been enacted in 2022.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 


Table updated June 24, 2022

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2021 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2021.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 

Table updated November 20, 2021

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Oklahoma-2020-HB2804-Dyslexia Screening

Oklahoma

An Act relating to schools; requiring screening for
dyslexia; allowing certain persons to request
dyslexia screenings; directing the State Board of
Education to develop certain policies; requiring the
Board to adopt a list of approved qualified dyslexia
screening tools; requiring screenings be conducted in
certain manner; requiring school districts report
certain data; requiring the State Department of Education submit certain report; providing for
certain training; authorizing the Board to promulgate rules; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

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.

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;