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The California State PTA delegates voted to adopt a statewide resolution entitled "Dyslexia: Addressing the Educational Implications in Public Schools" submitted by our PTA Council with help from Decoding Dyslexia CA (DDCA). The resolution recognizes that dyslexia has significant educational implications that need to be better addressed by public schools including the necessity of:
In addition, the resolution will be submitted for consideration to the National PTA for presentation at its National convention in June 2017.
“Dyslexia has been long overlooked in our public schools and this resolution provides clear direction for action. Every California child with dyslexia deserves the right to read, spell, and work to his or her full potential,” states Marilyn Lucey, President of San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs. “The passing of this resolution is a door of opportunity opening for more children in California, not just children with dyslexia, but children with other outlying learning needs.”
“The California State PTA’s resolution on dyslexia serves as a model for other states. We are grateful not only for CA PTA’s support on this important issue but also for the hard work and dedication of San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs in drafting this resolution and in advocating for dyslexia,” states Tobie Meyer, DDCA State Director. “It has been a pleasure collaborating together on this important initiative.”
A copy of the adopted resolution can be accessed at the link below.
Dyslexia is the single largest learning disability. It is estimated that up to 20% of the overall population displays some signs or symptoms of dyslexia, a language-based learning disability. In California alone, this means over 1 million of our public school students are at risk of being dyslexic. Without proper identification and appropriate reading remediation, most dyslexic children will never read at grade level. According to the 2015 Nation’s Report Card, 72% of all 4th grade students in California read below grade level.
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