Guidance on "Say Dyslexia" Bill
The legislature recently passed the “Say Dyslexia" bill (Public Chapter 1058 of the Acts of 2016), which requires school districts to screen for characteristics of dyslexia through their existing Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²) procedures and to provide dyslexia-specific tiered interventions for students that demonstrate a need.
In addition, the department has launched the Dyslexia Advisory Council to provide input and feedback on matters related to dyslexia. While this council will help inform formal guidance and policy related to the bill, please review this document (here) for an initial overview. Additional information regarding dyslexia, including characteristics of dyslexia, alignment of interventions, and resources for parents can be found in the department’s dyslexia guidance document for parents and educators here.
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