Monday, November 2, 2015

Dyslexia is now in the Alabama Administrative Code

According to the Alabama Dyslexia Resource Guide, "Dyslexia impacts between 10% and 20% of children in Alabama schools." 

Excerpt from the Introduction in the Alabama Dyslexia Resource Guide:

"The purpose of the Alabama Dyslexia Resource Guide is to provide guidance, useful information, and continually updated links to valuable resources to assist educators, administrators, and parents or guardians as they provide dyslexia-specific services and support for students in Alabama’s public schools. The Alabama State Board of Education Dyslexia Resolution was unanimously adopted on April 8, 2015, and is included in the Resources portion of this guide. The Dyslexia Resolution defined dyslexia, recognized the significant educational implications that may result for students with dyslexia, called for the creation of a Dyslexia Advisory Council, and called for revision of the Alabama Administrative Code to acknowledge and address dyslexia and subsequent services needed to ensure the success of students with dyslexia. The Dyslexia Amendments to the Alabama Administrative Code were adopted by the State Board of Education and are included in the Resources portion of this guide. Implementation of these amendments within a tiered, instructional framework should result in improved educational outcomes for all students."

You may find the Dyslexia Resource Guide in the Alabama Reading Initiative's section of the Alabama State Department of Education's web site (click on the tab at the top of this blog). Be sure to check the data stamp on the document to see which version you are downloading. This document has been revised numerous times and will likely continue to be a work in progress, as we strive to make it the best resource possible for Alabama teachers and administrators. 

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