South Carolina

Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

H.5024

H.5024 requires that before the 2016-2017 school year, "the state department of education shall provide all literacy coaches and literacy teachers in kindergarten through third grade with training on dyslexia and related disorders, including evidence based screenings, instructional methods, and interventions, among other things; and to impose related reporting requirements on the department."

Screening

Required?No

South Carolina does not have screening legislation related to dyslexia.

Pre-service

Required?No

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

In-service

Required?Yes

State law states that “1. Before the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, the State Department of Education shall provide training to all literacy coaches and literacy teachers in kindergarten through grade three on: (1) dyslexia and related reading disorders and their prevalence, using the internationally accepted definition from the International Dyslexia Association; (2) the use of evidence-based screening tools for dyslexia and other reading disorders that are age-appropriate and evaluate, as appropriate, the following skills: (a) phonological and phonemic awareness; (b) sound symbol recognitions; (c) alphabet knowledge; (d) decoding and encoding skills; and (e) rapid naming skills; and (3) evidence-based, multisensory, instructional methods and interventions designed specifically for students with dyslexia and other reading disorders.”

Intervention

Required?No

South Carolina does not have intervention legislation related to dyslexia.

Resources

South Carolina Department of Education Dyslexia Resources

Decoding Dyslexia South Carolina

International Dyslexia Association South Carolina

Last modified: 
10/16/2017 - 11:51am