Washington – 2017-2018 – SB 6162 – Dyslexia Definition & Screening

Washington state outline AN ACT Relating to defining dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requiring early screening for dyslexia.

Defines “dyslexia” as  a specific learning disorder that is neurological in origin and characterized by unexpected difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities not consistent with the person’s intelligence, motivation, and sensory capabilities, which difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language.  

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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 on Jun 17, 2018

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Washington 2009-2010 SB 6016 – Funds Pilot Projects

Declares that, since 2005, the legislature has provided funding for five pilot projects to implement research-based, multisensory literacy intervention for students with dyslexia. Finds that the students receiving intervention support through the dyslexia pilot projects have made substantial and steady academic gains.

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