Screening and Intervention for Dyslexia and Related Disorders

Section 200:58

    200:58 Definitions. –
In this subdivision:
I. " Dyslexia " means a specific learning disability that is:
(a) Neurobiological in origin;
(b) Characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities that typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language; and
(c) Often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction, and may include secondary consequences such as reading comprehension problems and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
II. " Potential indicators or risk factors of dyslexia and related disorders " means indicators that include, but shall not be limited to, difficulty in acquiring language skills, inability to comprehend oral or written language, difficulty in rhyming words, difficulty in naming letters, recognizing letters, matching letters to sounds, and blending sounds when speaking and reading words, difficulty recognizing and remembering sight words, consistent transposition of number sequences, letter reversals, inversions, and substitutions, and trouble in replication of content.
III. " Related disorders " include disorders similar to or related to dyslexia, such as a phonological processing disorder, reading fluency disorder, and dysphasia.

Source. 2016, 262:1, eff. Aug. 14, 2016.