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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Hawaii – 2013-2014 – HB 675 – Dyslexia Awareness and Standards

dyslexia awarenessPromotes awareness of the definition and characteristics of dyslexia and other similar learning disorders. Requires DOE to provide professional development to teachers relating to students with dyslexia. Requires the Hawaii teachers standards board to establish licensure standards for reading specialists.

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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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