HB 436: Review the Next Steps!

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The latest updates in the Ohio Dyslexia Committee’s formation and goals can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s Ohio Dyslexia Committee webpage.  

The Ohio Dyslexia Committee has been chosen and is made up of 7 members appointed by the state superintendent of public instruction and one member appointed by the chancellor of higher education.

They have released the Draft of the Dyslexia Guidebook and it is open for review.

Help support this important work today!

Teachers, administrators, parents, and all other advocates are invited to provide supportive feedback to help the committee complete its responsibilities and advocate for all types of learners. 

Review the Dyslexia Guidebook here.

Provide your feedback here. 

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) website also features all links to the ongoing work on their FAQ page with Dyslexia Intervention and Support Resources to answer questions about dyslexia and HB 436 measures.

HB 436 Overview

HB 436 Legislation Code:

  • Requires the Ohio Dyslexia Committee to develop a dyslexia guidebook for screening, intervention, and remediation for children with dyslexia or displaying dyslexic characteristics and tendencies;

  • Requires the Ohio Dyslexia Committee to prescribe the number of clock hours of dyslexia-related professional development required for teachers;

  • Permits the Ohio Dyslexia Committee to make recommendations regarding ratios of students to teachers who have received certification in identifying and addressing dyslexia, the school personnel who should receive the certification, and whether professional development requirements should include completing a practicum;

  • Requires the Department, in collaboration with the Ohio Dyslexia Committee, to identify screening and intervention measures that evaluate the literacy skills of students using a multi-sensory structured literacy program;

Once the committee completes these goals, HB 436 implementation will:

  • Require school districts and other public schools to administer annual dyslexia screenings beginning in the 2022-2023 school year;

  • Phase in over three years dyslexia-related professional development requirements for public school teachers;

  • Require school districts and other public schools, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, to establish a multi-sensory structured literacy certification process for teachers.

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