Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

Delaware Chapter 300 / Senate Bill 229

SB 229 allows that students with severe dyslexia can waive the state assessment. This bill amends Chapter 1, Title 14 of the Delaware Code such that it is implied that dyslexia is a specific learning disability. (See also: 922 Children with Disabilities Subpart A, Purposes and Definitions). The bill states, "With respect to any child with a disability who is not beginning to read by age seven, each IEP prepared for such student until that student is beginning to read shall (a) enumerate the specific, evidence-based interventions that are being provided to that student to address the student's inability to read, and (b) provide for evidence-based interventions through extended year services during the summer absent a specific explanation in the IEP as to why such services are inappropriate."



Delaware does not have dyslexia screening legislation.



Delaware does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.



Delaware does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.



Delaware does not require dyslexia intervention.

Literacy State-identified Measurable Result (SIMR) - Part B

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes


Decoding Dyslexia Delaware


Zirkel, P. A., & Thomas, L. B. (2010). State laws for RTI: An updated snapshot. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 56-63.

Gearin, B., Turtura, J., Kameā€™enui, E. J., Nelson, N. J., & Fien, H. (2018). A Multiple Streams Analysis of Recent Changes to State-Level Dyslexia Education Law. Educational Policy, 0895904818807328.

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03/27/2018 - 1:59pm