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North Carolina Weak on Dyslexia Education

North Carolina trails other states in terms of its delivery of educational services to dyslexic students in the Dyslexia at School Survey conducted by Dyslexic Advantage.

Compared to Texas, one of the earliest states to adopt dyslexia-specific legislation, North Carolina had abysmal statistics in terms of identification of students by schools (19% compared to Texas’ […]

New Education Secretary Answers Dyslexia Questions in Congress

Newly minted Department of Education Secretary John King answered questions about Dyslexia with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at Capitol Hill. King states that states and school districts must ensure at the IEP level that the educational needs of dyslexic students are being specifically met. He mentions Orton-Gillingham and Wilson method specifically by name.

Hopefully this is […]

What Works for Dyslexia? RTI and Tier 3 Intensive Reading Intervention [Premium]

Response to Intervention or RTI has been adopted by 1/3 of US states, although the details of its use and requirements varies considerably in terms of how it addresses the needs of dyslexic students. At its best RTI is a multi-tiered approach to the identification and support of students with different learning and behavior needs. […]
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Progress! Passed Dyslexia Laws in the United States – 2016

This is rapidly changing time for dyslexia legislation, so please update us with corrections, changes, or newly passed laws. Huge thanks to the Dyslexic Advantage Community, Decoding Dyslexia, and other leading dyslexia groups.

13 states have no dyslexia laws on the books, but there’s some pending legislation too.

NO LAWS: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, […]

End of No Child Left Behind – Hello ESSA

It’s official. President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act yesterday that officially replaces No Child Left Behind (ESEA or Elementary and Secondary Education Act).

A bipartisan effort brought the law to the President’s desk, and districts, teachers, and parents will welcome more individual state decisions involving testing and state requirements for graduation, and regarding […]

Dyslexic Advantage at the Capitol – HR 3033 – Nothing About Us Without Us

Dyslexia Advocacy Update |Nothing About Us Without Us (Latin: Nihil de nobis, sine nobis) is a phrase that may date back to Poland’s 1505 constitution, but it was embraced by disability activists and needs to be embraced by the dyslexia movement today.

Thanks to Dyslexic Advantage Board member Thomas G. West who met with Representative Lamar Smith […]

Way to Go, California! Committee passes Early Dyslexia ID Bill

Way to go, California and Decoding Dyslexia-CA!
Yesterday, the CA Assembly Education Committee passed AB-1369 with a unanimous 7-0 vote!
This bill would provide more information to teachers and school administrators statewide to aid in the early identification of dyslexia. Studies have shown that the earlier dyslexia is recognized in a student, the easier it is […]