Dyslexia subcommittee wants training, resources

A subcommittee on dyslexia said the state should fund the training and screening resources necessary to help schools detect students with dyslexia.

The subcommittee on Screening and Evaluation Process was finishing up its recommendations on Thursday. The subcommittee, however, didn’t come up with an estimate on how much the training and screening resources would cost.

The full Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia will meet Thur. Jan. 10 to wrap up its work before the Jan. 14 startup of the legislative session. The task force recommendations will be forwarded to the Legislature, State Board of Education and incoming Gov. Laura Kelly.

State Sen. Bruce Givens, R-El Dorado, who chairs the Screening and Evaluation subcommittee, said interest in addressing dyslexia is higher now than it has ever been.

The draft reports of the subcommittees can be found at the following links:

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