Legislative Bill 645

In May 2017 Legislative Bill 645 was approved by the Governor. This Bill related to special education and is to amend section 79-1118.01

As it related to dyslexia it reads:

“79-1118.01 Disability means an impairment which causes a child to be identified as having at least one of the conditions defined in this section and causes such child to need special education and related services. For purposes of this section: (…)

(6) Dyslexia means a specific learning disability under subdivision (13) of this section that (a) is neurobiological in origin, (b) is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities, (c) typically results from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and effective classroom instruction, and (d) has secondary consequences that may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that may impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge;”

Read the whole bill amendment here: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Slip/LB645.pdf

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