Hi. I am a licensed reading specialist with a master's degree in Reading and Literacy. I am preparing to do a presentation on dyslexia, and I am wondering if you know which states in the USA have passed and embraced legislation to recognize and treat dyslexia within the public school setting. I know Michigan only recognizes it as "specific learning disability". Thanks for any help you could give me. I appreciate your website and the work you do at U of M.


Dr. Pierson's Response: 

I am not aware of a resource that lists the information to your questions. It's a good one. I did a search and nothing came up.

I did find this article [1] that talks about the Federal definition where dyslexia is mentioned.

Perhaps someone at IDA [2] can help you? Sorry I couldn't be of more help. If you learn anything, please shoot it our way.