Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

Nebraska LB645

Nebraska LB645 defines dyslexia to reflect the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) definition.



Nebraska does not have dyslexia screening legislation.

Nebraska's Technical Assistance Manual on Dyslexia states, "Screening should take place at the beginning of each school year in kindergarten through grade 2. Schools should use measures that are efficient, reliable, and reasonably valid. For students who are at risk for reading difficulties, progress in reading and reading related-skills should be monitored on a monthly or even weekly basis to determine whether students are making adequate progress or need additional support. Because available screening measures, especially in kindergarten and grade 1, are imperfect, schools are encouraged to conduct a second screening mid-year."



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



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



Nebraska does not require dyslexia intervention.

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

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes


Nebraska Technical Assistance Document for Dyslexia

Decoding Dyslexia Nebraska


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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05/18/2018 - 12:13am