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The Story Behind the Dyslexia Legislation

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Our host Dr Richard Selznick author of School Struggles and The Shut Down Learner tonight discusses the legislation behind Dyslexia. 

Dr Selznick's guest is Mrs. Beth Ravelli is a child advocate for dyslexia and children with reading disabilities. Mrs. Ravelli successfully lobbied to have NJ Bill S 2400 voted into law forming the NJ Reading Disability Task Force. She was honored  to have been appointed as the sole parent by the NJ Assembly President to be appointed on the NJ Reading disability Task Force.  In 2014 after 9 years of advocating with her daughter Samantha, numerous trips to the Education committee, Assembly Floor and Senate Floor they succeeded together with Senator Van Drew and Assemblyman Nelson Albano in passing Bill S-2442 which was signed into law in NJ by Gov. Chris Christi on Jan 16, 2014. This New Dyslexia law now makes it mandatory in NJ public schools to screen for dyslexia, as well as to train teachers in dyslexia.