Dyslexia LegislationHas Legislation?Yes
North Carolina HB 149 defines dyslexia, and describes screening, intervention, and professional development requirements.
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."
North Carolina does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.
(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."
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."