North Carolina

Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

HB149

North Carolina HB 149 defines dyslexia, and describes screening, intervention, and professional development requirements.

Screening

Required?Yes

According to HB149, "A local school administrative unit shall screen every kindergarten student enrolled in the unit for dyslexia and dyscalculia using the screening instrument adopted by the State Board. (c)  A local school administrative unit shall screen any student enrolled in first through sixth grade in the unit who has not been screened for dyslexia and dyscalculia under subsection (b) of this section using an age-appropriate screening instrument adopted by the State Board."

Pre-service

Required?No

North Carolina does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.

In-service

Required?Yes

(a) Each local school administrative unit shall train one or more school employees to administer the screening instruments provided by the State Board of Education pursuant to G.S. 115-150.22. (b)  Ongoing professional development opportunities shall be made available to teachers and other school personnel on the identification of and intervention strategies for students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, or other specific learning disabilities."

Intervention

Required?Yes

North Carolina law states, "If a student is determined to exhibit potential indicators of dyslexia, dyscalculia, or other specific learning disabilities, the local school administrative unit shall administer a comprehensive assessment adopted by the State Board to determine whether the student has a disability. A student identified as having dyslexia, dyscalculia, or other specific learning disability shall be provided appropriate intervention strategies in accordance with the guidelines adopted by the State Board through the student's individualized education program."

Resources

North Carolina Board of Education Dyslexia Resources

Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina

International Dyslexia Association North Carolina

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10/05/2017 - 3:33pm