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GREAT NEWS! The California Dyslexia Bill, AB1369 (Frazier, D-Oakley) has passed the Assembly and the Senate and was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Thank you to all who supported this along its trip.  You can read the final bill here.

This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop, and to complete in time for use no later than the beginning of the 2017–18 academic year, program guidelines for dyslexia to be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services, as defined, to pupils with dyslexia. The bill would require the Superintendent to disseminate the program guidelines through the State Department of Education’s Internet Web site and to provide technical assistance regarding their use and implementation to specified persons.

Read more about the bill by Decoding Dyslexia CA (click here).

On August 14, 2017, the California Department of Education released the California Dyslexia GuidelinesClick here to check them out.  Then go to the right side of the page.

The California Association of School Psychologists issued a position paper.

The California PTA Association has written a Position Paper.  CHECK IT OUT!

You can watch the video of the Work Group for the regulations of this bill.

IDA has printed a booklet, Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to KnowDownload Here
This booklet covers topics such as what dyslexia is, signs and symptoms, social and emotional connection, classroom strategies, multisensory structured langauge, screening, evaluation, and diagnosis.  It also provides additional resources and further reading.

For information about the national efforts to promote dyslexia, check out this review by the Shaywitz’ — shaywitz-january-2017


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