Dyslexia - About

Maine law 20-A M.S.R. § 4701-B requires school administrative units to screen students in kindergarten through second grade who have difficulty in these areas: A. Phonological and phonemic awareness; B. Sound-symbol recognition; C. Alphabet knowledge; D. Decoding skills; E. Rapid naming skills; and F. Encoding skills. The Maine Department of Education recommends universal screening for all students in kindergarten through second grade. The information collected through screening will assist teachers in planning and implementing appropriate instruction and intervention for all struggling readers, including those with the characteristics of dyslexia.