Wisconsin’s First-Ever Dyslexia Law Signed by Gov. Evers

Law will Create Guidebook for Teachers, Families

(OnFocus) Governor Evers signed into law Wednesday a dyslexia bill that aims to create a guidebook for teachers, families, and school administrators to address the learning disorder.

The guidebook will provide information on how to identify dyslexia, interventions to improve academic performance of those with dyslexia, and resources and services related to dyslexia. An advisory committee established by the state superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction will develop the guidebook.

Read the full text for 2019 Wisconsin Act 86 here.

About 70-80 percent of those who struggle with reading are likely dyslexic. Wisconsin was one of seven states without a dyslexia law, according to the National Center on Improving Literacy.

The bipartisan bill drafted by the Dyslexia Study Committee passed the Senate in January.

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