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The State of Dyslexia in Louisiana: Legislative Updates, Implications to Best Practices in Intervention and Assessment, and an Introduction to the Tests of Dyslexia (TOD)
Friday, December 08, 2023, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Register Here: The State of Dyslexia in Louisiana: Legislative Updates, Implications to Best Practices in Intervention and Assessment, and an Introduction to the Tests of Dyslexia (TOD)

Act 266 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session requires mandatory screening of all Kindergarten students for dyslexia in the Spring semester, beginning in 2024. While on the surface this may seem to be a matter of minor inconvenience at most, it is important to note that preexisting DIBELS benchmark assessments may not be utilized and the intended scope of the original bill was significantly broader, with the sponsor's voiced intent at committee hearings clarifying that they plan to enact more intensive legislation in upcoming years. Further, the dyslexia screener being pushed at this time is a 10-item teacher checklist in lieu of direct assessment of students' reading abilities and the ultimate requirements for how to use this data will undoubtedly be a hot topic in 2024.

Presenters: Amber Harris, PhD, NCSP & Jamie Raborn, NCSP, LSPA Government Relations Co-Chairs

Sarah Fletcher, PhD, & Donna Berghauser, PsyD, NCSP 

Objectives

In this session, participants will:

1.    Review Act 266 from its original inception and intent through its current iteration and future implications

2.    Be able to describe how changes in laws result in changes to bulletins that impact our practice as educators

3.    Be able to identify different screening practices required in Louisiana

4.    Be able to match screening results to corresponding interventions to address reading deficits

5.    Receive an introduction to the Tests of Dyslexia and how its use may fit into the overall evaluation of dyslexia

NASP Domains

2, 3, 9, 1

Earn: 2.5 NASP Approved CPD Contact Hours

Price: $25 for Members, $35 for Nonmembers. Remember to Login to your member profile prior to registering for your member discount.


Contact: Jamie Raborn, NCSP, LSPA Immediate Past President [email protected]