You Asked! Question 20

Q20:  I understand that the California Department of Education has released dyslexia guidelines.  Do you have a summary of these guidelines that I can share with my school district?

A:  Yes.  You are correct the California Department of Education released statewide dyslexia guidelines on August 14, 2017 by posting them on their website.  For your convenience, Decoding Dyslexia CA has summarized the highlights of the California Dyslexia Guidelines into a 2-page document that can be downloaded and shared.

The 119-page complete version of the guidelines can be found on CDE’s website here.

 

CA Department of Education Updates its Website for Dyslexia

CDE has added new content to its website to provide information about the Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group (created under AB 1369), archived meetings, current law, and related documents and organizations.

Link to newly created webpage: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ac/dyslexia.asp

A list of all of the Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group members has been provided along with their affiliations. In addition, a contact email is referenced for any questions regarding the dyslexia guidelines.

The CDE website refers users to the International Dyslexia Association and Decoding Dyslexia CA as additional dyslexia resources.

“We are excited that CDE has created a webpage regarding dyslexia and look forward to having more content and information added as the dyslexia program guidelines are finalized,” stated Tobie Meyer, Decoding Dyslexia CA State Director and member of the Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group.

(Please note that the CDE has informed us that they are working on adding the video archive for the May 19, 2016 Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group meeting and we look forward to seeing it added to the CDE website shortly).

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