Universal Screening for Risk of Dyslexia

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 the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill (SB 114) makes intensive early intervention possible, sparing children years of struggle that has lasting academic, social, and emotional impacts. 

This bill requires universal screening for reading difficulties, including risk of dyslexia in Grades K-2, including evidence-based literacy instruction, progress monitoring, and early intervention.

Excerpted text on K-2 Universal Screening

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