Dyslexia is a diagnosis that has been known for decades. Many school systems have defaulted to a “wait to fail” model of education that hinges on a waiting until a learning disability can no longer be ignored.
There are simple and inexpensive methods for screening all incoming students for dyslexia. The Fairfax County Public School System recently added a Dyslexia specialist to their staff several months after this segment aired.
On March 11, 2016, activist Joan Moore posted: “Decoding Dyslexia VA is SO EXCITED to announce that #HB842 has received funding and will soon be on it’s way to the Governor’s desk to become a LAW”.
This is civic engagement at its best.