Dyslexia screenings may become higher priority in NYC schools, jails

A bill is now in consideration on the state level that would require all students from kindergarten to fifth grade in public schools to be annually screened for dyslexia.

Adolfo Carrion

Dec 14, 2023, 10:26 PM

Updated 214 days ago

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Dyslexia screenings are becoming more prevalent in the city's jails and schools after a recent study from the Journal of Correctional Education revealed that nearly 50% of incarcerated people have dyslexia.
A bill is now in consideration on the state level that would require all students from kindergarten to fifth grade in public schools to be annually screened for dyslexia. The bill would increase efforts into creating a curriculum that aids those with the disability more. 
This comes almost two months after a new law put into place requires incarcerated New Yorkers to be screened for dyslexia to improve programming inside city jails and reduce recidivism. 


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