Senate Bill 237
Without universal screening for signs of dyslexia, many students are never identified as being at risk and consequentially, never get the intervention they need to become literate. Children showing signs of dyslexia can reliably be identified before they experience school failure, which can help put them on the path to reading success. Early identification as proposed in SB 237 makes intensive early intervention possible, sparing children years of struggle that has lasting academic, social, and emotional impacts.
While SB 237 passed unanimously through the CA Senate, unfortunately, the Chair of the Assembly Education Committee refused to schedule it for a hearing and so the bill died in Committee in the 2021-2022 Legislative Session.