Reinstating and extending the commission life and amending the membership of the special legislative commission to assess and make recommendations on the educational needs of children with dyslexia and/or reading disabilities. This resolution increase the membership of said commission with the addition of two (2) new members, one of whom would be a licensed psychologist, and both of whom would be appointed by the speaker of the house. The act also reinstates and extends the reporting and expiration dates of the special legislative commission.
This act would enact the Rhode Island dyslexia act to establish policies and treatment for students with dyslexia in Rhode Island schools. Provides that local education agencies must consider symptoms and diagnosis of dyslexia in developing literacy intervention plans and individual education plans.