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Pa. lawmakers unveil dyslexia screening initiative

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers said Wednesday they plan to introduce legislation aimed at earlier diagnosis of dyslexia in the public school system.

State Sen. Sean Wiley (D-Erie) and state Rep. Ed Neilson (D-Philadelphia) said their legislation would establish a pilot program to screen for dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder, in at least three Pennsylvania school districts.

Under their proposal, the state Department of Education would oversee the screening program and evaluate its effectiveness. After three years, the program could be expanded to more school districts.

Wiley and Neilson will introduce Senate Bill 873 and House Bill 198 in their respective chambers.

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