Legislation to Support Dyslexia Research
On September 30, 2015, Barbara Wilson was proud to participate in the House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing on the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act, also called the READ Act or H.R. 3033. The purpose of the READ Act is to require the National Science Foundation to devote at least $5 million annually to support dyslexia research in the areas of:
- early identification of children and students with dyslexia,
- professional development about dyslexia for teachers and administrators, and
- curricula development and educational tools for children with dyslexia.
Barbara’s testimony in support of the bill and the video recording of the hearing can be found on the Committee’s website (please note the video starts at the 1 hour and 14 minute mark). Supplemental testimony was also submitted to the Committee for the Congressional Record.
On October 26th, House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space and Technology passed the READ Act. To learn more, watch Chairman Smith’s address to the House.
On October 27th, the bill moved to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions for consideration. View the text of the READ Act as sent to Senate.