42 U.S. States Now Have Dyslexia Legislation


A new article by Martha Youman and Nancy Mather entitled “Dyslexia Laws in the U.S.A.: A 2018 Update”  summarizes “Today, as of March of 2018, 42 states have dyslexia-specific laws, and, among the states that have passed laws, most have updated their education codes to clearly define dyslexia and provide guidelines to school districts on how to identify dyslexia and provide evidence-based interventions. Ten states now have a dyslexia handbook and one state has a resource guide, and the term dyslexia is now an integral part of parent-teacher conferences, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, and the school community as a whole“.

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