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Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions

Provide Input on a Draft of the Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions

A draft of the informational guidebook on dyslexia and related conditions is currently available for public comment; comments can be submitted through May 9, 2021.

  • Click here to access the draft. The draft is for public comment and not for use at this time.
  • Click here to access the survey. All public comment and input will be collected through this survey.

The draft informational guidebook was developed in collaboration with co-chairs of an advisory committee with input from that advisory committee, comprised of individuals representing Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and the Wisconsin State Reading Association. As required under Wisconsin 2019 Act 86, the draft guidebook contains:

  • 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 final informational guidebook will be publicly available no later than December 2021. Once available, all school districts will be required to link to the guidebook on their website. As required under law, the informational guidebook will be updated every three years.

Wisconsin 2019 Act 86

Wisconsin 2019 Act 86 (Act 86) requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to collaborate with an advisory committee comprised of individuals representing 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. As required by Act 86, 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

No later than December 2021, the informational guidebook will be shared on DPI’s website and must be linked to by each Wisconsin school district. In addition to email communications from DPI to district leaders, availability of the final informational guidebook will be announced through DPI-ConnectEd. Click here to sign-up to receive DPI-ConnectEd, DPI's newsletter.

Act 86 requires the informational guidebook be updated every three years.

Advisory Committee

Outline of Wisconsin

A draft of the guidebook will be created by an advisory committee. DPI completed the selection process for co-chairs and members according to the requirements included in Act 86. 

Click here for a complete list of advisory committee members, including co-chairs.

Act 86 requires each co-chair and advisory committee member guarantee that they have no conflicts of interest (click here to access how Act 86 defines Conflict of Interest).

Public Input

All meetings of the advisory committee will be held online. Each meeting is a public meeting; members of the public may observe the meeting. The meetings are for advisory committee work and, therefore, do not include time for public comments or participation. Public notice of advisory committee meetings will be posted on this website as they become available.

Although not required by Act 86, a draft of the informational guidebook will be available for public comment. DPI anticipates the draft and input survey will be available in early April. The draft and survey will be available for 30 days. Availability of the draft and input survey will be announced through ConnectEd. Click here to sign-up to receive DPI-ConnectEd, DPI's newsletter.

Meetings of the Advisory Committee

Meeting # 1: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

(2:00 - 4:00 PM via Zoom)

Meeting # 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020

(9:00 - 10:30 AM, 11:00 - 12:30, and 1:00 - 3:30 PM via Zoom)

Additional Meetings of Sub Committees (Held as needed at discretion of co-chairs)

Instruction and Intervention

Resources and Services

 

For questions about this information, contact Barbara Novak (608) 266-5181