Weekly roundup: dyslexia

Headlines

Dybuster dyslexia news headlines and resourcesA new law passed in Virginia will require teachers to complete awareness training on dyslexia in order to receive or renew a teaching license. The Department of Education will offer the training. The bill also requires teacher training programs in Virginia to “convey information on the identification of students at risk for learning disabilities, including dyslexia”, according to this official summary.

As reported by 13 News Now, the training will consist of a one-hour online course. The new law is set to take effect in July 2017. Read more.

Resources

Looking for help in explaining dyslexia to kids? KidsHealth features an entire section on health issues written in kid-friendly language and includes this entry on dyslexia. Kids can browse through the article and other topics that interest them on the site.