Kansas forms dyslexia task force to screen children, advise schools on reading practices

Jim Cunningham
April 24, 2018 - 11:10 am
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Roeland Park, KS - A bill creating a state task force to help students with dyslexia was signed into law by Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer during a ceremony at Horizon Academy.

State representative Tom Cox, of Shawnee, co-sponsored the bill. He struggled with reading as a child.

Horizon Academy is the only metro school serving students 1st through 12th grade who are diagnosed with dyslexia. 

Dyslexia affects some 15-20% of students in the state, according to the Kansas State Board of Education.
 
The dyslexia task force will advise schools on reading practices, recommend professional development, address state and federal regulations and create early reading screening.

 

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