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Phillips, B. Anne Barber; Odegard, Timothy N. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2017
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that impacts word reading accuracy and/or reading fluency. Over half of the states in the USA have passed legislation intended to promote better identification of individuals with dyslexia. To date, no study has been conducted to investigate the potential impact of state laws on the identification of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Laws, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Youman, Martha; Mather, Nancy – Annals of Dyslexia, 2013
Throughout the various states of the USA, the appropriate identification of dyslexia and the timely provision of interventions are characterized by variability and inconsistency. Several states have recognized the existence of this disorder and the well-established need for services. These states have taken proactive steps to implement laws and…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, State Legislation, Disability Identification, English Language Learners