Good news for dyslexic students and their families in Washington state - Senate Bill 6016 establishes:
1. An educational program for identifying and addressing the academic needs (reading, writing, and spelling) of dyslexic students.
2. Develop a "Dyslexia Handbook" for Washington state (modeled after other state handbooks)
3. Each educational district must report to the superintendent for public instruction to account for the number of individuals being trained in dyslexia programs.
Washington schools fall woefully short in their understanding of dyslexia and dyslexic students - this legislation is very needed. Although dyslexia may be the most common learning disability, in our practice it is often missed or misdiagnosed as poor effort, low intelligence, or attention deficit disorder.
An example of another state's dyslexia handbook can be found here: Dyslexia Handbook for Texas pdf
Dyslexia Bill for Washington State