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Athens, AL: Law provides for universal dyslexia screening in Alabama's public schools

Oct 21, 2017, Athens (AL) News Courier: New high school will be ready by next fall http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/new-high-school-will-be-ready-by-next-fall/article_39fbcc1c-b5ca-11e7-ad97-ff1f95436c63.html Amy Williams, elementary curriculum coordinator for ACS, provided the board with a detailed update on the system's dyslexia programs. Springboarding off the fact that October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, Williams highlighted the system's progress since 2015, when state law was amended to provide for universal dyslexia screening in Alabama's public schools. Since then, the system has sent several teachers to receive certification in the Orton-Gillingham approach—a multisensory reading program especially helpful to those with dyslexia.