New Jersey approves legislation for Dyslexia

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Two bills and a resolution meant to enhance education for students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities cleared the state Assembly Monday.

All three passed unanimously.

The first bill would require that at least 20 hours of the 100 hours of professional development that teachers are required to complete every five years be instruction in the screening, intervention, help, and use of technology for students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia.

In addition, the bill would require the state Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities related to reading disabilities for other school district personnel.

The second bill would incorporate the International Dyslexia Association’s definition of dyslexia into the state’s special education regulations. No uniform definition is in use by districts statewide, something advocates say can keep students from getting the help they need.

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