Wisconsin's first dyslexia bill heads to Senate

MADISON, Wis (WMTV) - The State Assembly passed a measure Tuesday that would provide additional resources for those with dyslexia.

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The bill would create a drafting committee that would write a dyslexia guidebook as a resource for those affected by dyslexia, according to one of the bill's authors, Republican Rep. Bob Kulp.

Kulp said Wisconsin is only one of seven states that does not have some sort of dyslexia legislation on the books.

Democratic Rep. Amanda Stuck, one of the other bill authors, said this bill is a start, but there is more the state needs to do.

"It's definitely a start to just start laying the foundation of really putting the resources out there, putting the best practices out there," she said.

The guidebook would include support services, resources for parents and more and would be put together by the International Dyslexia Association and the Wisconsin State Reading Association.

The Dept. of Public Instruction would act as the facilitator.

Kulp said it would be available online. The bi-partisan measure now heads to the State Senate.