South Carolina

Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes


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."



South Carolina does not have screening legislation related to dyslexia.



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



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 recognition; (c) alphabet knowledge; (d) decoding and encoding skills; and (e) rapid naming skills; and (3) evidence-based, multi-sensory, instructional methods and interventions designed specifically for students with dyslexia and other reading disorders.



South Carolina does not have intervention legislation related to dyslexia.

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

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes


South Carolina Department of Education Dyslexia Resources

Decoding Dyslexia South Carolina

International Dyslexia Association South Carolina

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08/28/2018 - 3:33pm