LDA Legislative News - September 2014

LDA's monthly legislative updates and news from Washington.

LDA Legislative News – September 2014

Congressional Committee Holds Hearing on Dyslexia In late September the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, chaired by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), held a hearing on the “science of dyslexia.”  Smith stated in his opening remarks that one in five students has dyslexia or an attention issue, teachers lack training to address these students’ needs, and too few schools have specialized programs. He stated his goal as turning the “disability into possibility,” noting the significant contributions individuals with dyslexia have made to society.  Ranking committee member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), agreed the issue is complex and called for greater… Read More »