Ohio bill increases focus on students with dyslexia

05/31/2011 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Ohio's House has approved legislation to include dyslexia in the state's definition of learning disabilities. The measure, which still must be approved by the Senate, also would create a pilot program in which school districts would partner with local libraries to offer early screening and intervention. "Many times the proper diagnosis of dyslexia is what holds students back from receiving the kind of educational instruction most appropriate for their individual situations," said Rep. Ted Celeste, a co-sponsor of the bill.

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