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Dyslexia Guidebook Advisory Committee Formed

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has completed the selection process for co-chairs and members of the Wisconsin Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions Advisory Committee. Co-chairs of the committee are Deborah Cromer and Dr. Brenda Warren. The committee facilitator is Dr. Alisia Moutry.

As outlined in Wisconsin 2019 Act 86 (Act 86), the DPI will collaborate with the advisory committee, which includes representation from the Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WIBIDA) and the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA), to create an informational guidebook about dyslexia and related conditions.

Specifically, the guidebook will contain:

  • Screening processes and tools available to identify dyslexia and related conditions

  • Interventions and instructional strategies that have been shown to improve academic performance of pupils with dyslexia and related conditions

  • Resources and services related to dyslexia and related conditions

The Wisconsin Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions Advisory Committee members and co-chairs were selected from names put forth from WIBIDA and WSRA. All meetings of the advisory committee will be virtual and open to the public to observe.

Although not required by Act 86, a draft of the guidebook will be available for public comment, likely by February 2021.

The final informational guidebook will be available no later than December 2021. Once available, all school districts will be required to link to the guidebook on their website.

For more information, including the full list of advisory committee members and dates and times of meetings, visit the Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions web page, or contact the DPI Director of Literacy and Mathematics Team, John Johnson.