The General Assembly passed SEA 217, which addresses “Dyslexia” in Indiana schools. Requirements of this legislation went into effect within the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
House Enrolled Act 1108 defines dyslexia as:
A specific learning disability that:
- Is neurological in origin and characterized by: difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and poor spelling and decoding abilities
- Typically results from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction
- May include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge
- May require the provision of special education services after an eligibility determination is made in accordance with Article 7.