Dyslexia study committee meets Wednesday, Aug. 29

The Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 29 at 9:30 AM in Room 411 South, State Capitol.  The meeting will be broadcast live on Wisconsin Eye and include presentations by invited speakers. (See full agenda)

The Study Committee’s work could have important implications for public schools, as it is directed to review current screening, identification, school intervention, and treatment protocols for dyslexia in K-12 schools; to examine the effects of current state statutes and regulations on literacy outcomes for students with dyslexia; and to evaluate the effects of dyslexia on literacy outcomes in the state.

Invited speakers on Wednesday’s agenda include the founder of a private practice reading instruction clinic that specializes in addressing dyslexia, and a pair of national education analysts from the Education Commission of the States who will provide a national policy overview on what states are doing to address early identification of dyslexia and what measures state have undertaken to look beyond federal requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).