Dyslexia in Montana

Dyslexia: News from the web:

Montana is one of three states that has no laws relating to dyslexia, a disability that makes reading and sometimes writing difficult.

For state Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings, who has a granddaughter diagnosed with dyslexia, the issue “is very close to me.”

Smith plans to introduce a bill or bills pertaining to dyslexia in the 2019 legislative session.

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Helping students with dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

Researchers estimate that dyslexia affects between 5 and 12 percent of the U.S. population — and as many as 80 percent of students who struggle with reading.

If you find that statistic startling, you’re not alone: It wasn’t until 2017 that New York State clarified that a diagnosis of dyslexia could be used in classifying students with a learning disability in order to determine eligibility for special education services and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

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