Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina

HB 149 has been signed in to law!

HB149We would like to thank everyone who supported this bill with their letter writing, calls, meetings, interviews, speeches, Facebook posts and tweets.  All the letters sent to us in support of dyslexia legislation in North Carolina were shared with the Senate and the House of Representatives.
HB149 will:
1. Define dyslexia in the state education code.
2. Ensure that the State Board of Education provide professional development “on the identification of and intervention strategies for students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, or other specific learning disabilities.”
4.Require State Board of Education to develop and make available information electronically about dyslexia, educational methodologies, screenings and what is available to support the work with children with dyslexia.
3. Require local boards of education to review the diagnostic tools and screening instruments they have available.
This bill is a positive step in the right direction!

There is much more that can and should be done for children with dyslexia in North Carolina!