Study Committee on Dyslexia to meet Sept. 18

The third meeting of the Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 411 South, State Capitol, Madison.

This Study Committee has been directed to review the 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.

The Study Committee is further directed to study recent research on evidence-based instructional techniques for students with dyslexia; determine the components and costs of successful dyslexia education practices and laws in other states; and identify institutional obstacles to academic attainment for these students. The committee shall consider legislation to implement screening for characteristics of dyslexia in early grades; to ensure that reading instruction and intervention practices incorporate relevant research findings from the University of Wisconsin; to improve the partnership between parents, educators, counselors, and others on early identification and effective interventions for dyslexic learners; and to enhance statewide access to updated resources and training on dyslexic education.

You may view the study committee’s website here.

You may view the study committee’s Sept. 18 preliminary meeting agenda here.

You can view a Legislative Council staff memo outlining possible topics for committee discussion here.