Saturday, May 12, 2012

U.S. Lawmakers Create Caucus Devoted to Dyslexia

By Nirvi Shah from Education Week

Two members of Congress with children who have dyslexia recently created a new caucus devoted to the learning disability.

In a letter to fellow members of Congress, Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, and Rep. Pete Stark, a Democrat from California, note that dyslexia is the most common disability.

"All too often dyslexics are either misdiagnosed or misunderstood, and as a result their true skills and abilities go ignored," the pair wrote, noting a Government Accountability Office reportreleased late last year that explored accommodations on standardized tests such as those required for college.

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