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Dyslexia bill passes SC Senate Education Committee

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - A Dyslexia bill has passed the SC Senate's Education committee. 

Dyslexia is a learning disability which impacts about 20% of people. It makes language skills, especially reading, difficult.

Parents say part of the problem is once kids are diagnosed with dyslexia, the methods for teaching don't change. Some say teachers in local schools are not well trained to identify the learning disability.

This bill in would change that. If passed, it would screen children for dyslexia from kindergarten through second grade and implement instruction methods to help students with dyslexia.

First the bill passed through the House, then it passed the Senate's education Subcommittee on March 7th. Wednesday, it passed the full Education Committee and it's now headed to Senate floor.


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