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Ohio to require dyslexia screenings

Posted at 7:25 PM, Mar 08, 2022

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — A new Ohio law will bring early intervention into schools.

The law will also require districts to phase in special training for teachers so they have a basic understanding of what dyslexia actually is and how structured literacy programs can meet the needs of their students.

"It's a specialty field. It takes the knowledge of that learner and that learner's brain and how we not only identify them from early on, but it's a profile that's unique in its learning style," Dr. Rebecca Tolson said.

The International Dyslexia Association said as much as 20% of the population may have symptoms.