Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina

Legislation in North Carolina

This video was made in 2016. Since it was posted the North Carolina legislation has passed one law concerning dyslexia. HB149 was passed in 2017. It defines dyslexia and requires review of screening and teacher continuing education. The law is vague on how the these goals will be accomplished.

Teachers are still not being taught what dyslexia is and it’s signs at the university level even though it is the #1 learning disability. They are still using methods of reading instruction that will not help dyslexic children.
Please, keep telling your stories to your state representatives and school boards. They need to know what can be improved for our children to succeed. States like Oregon and Arkansas have passed comprehensive legislation for their dyslexic students and Georgia has a bill on the Governor’s desk. The North Carolina legislation needs to take a serious look at dyslexia and follow the lead of these states. The literacy rate will never have significant gains until the needs of dyslexic students are met.