Decoding Dyslexia Oregon
We strive to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and improve resources for students with dyslexia in Oregon public schools.
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Demand University programs educate our teachers about Dyslexia!
Have you ever wondered why teachers could not recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia in your child, or could not provide appropriate instruction? Most Universities across the nation do not prepare their teacher graduates to understand, and successfully teach students with dyslexia. Often school personnel tell parents that dyslexia does not exist. Parents who can afford the expense - hire private tutors, send their children to specialized private school or home school. This is an hidden equity issue. In 2015 an Oregon bill (HB 2412) was passed UNANIMOUSLY to require Universities to provide training on dyslexia. Now certain professors are trying to REPEAL this necessary change to coursework by removing the requirement that Universities must align their coursework with standards from the International Dyslexia Association. No other set of standards exists which clearly, specifically, and accurately detail the content necessary to effectively teach students with dyslexia to read. Lack of prepared educators is the root of the problem! *Sign this petition to voice your concern! Send the message that we stand with OREGON on requiring teachers to have education on dyslexia! Sign by Thursday, March 30th, at 3 pm PST, before the Oregon Senate Education Hearing Actual bills and their language below: (BOLDED text indicates language that will be removed.) HB 2412 (2015) Keep this bill, no changes need! “(b) Standards for approval of an educator preparation program for early childhood education, elementary education, special education or reading must require that the program provide instruction on dyslexia and that the instruction be consistent with the knowledge and practice standards of an international organization on dyslexia.” SB 221 (2017) New bill meant to repeal the requirements! “(b) Standards for approval of an educator preparation program for early childhood education, elementary education, special education or reading must require that the program provide instruction on dyslexia and [that the instruction be consistent with the knowledge and practice standards of an international organization on dyslexia] other reading difficulties.” * We welcome signatures from all States!