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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
52-3.161 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.161)
7    Sec. 2-3.161. Definition of dyslexia in rules; reading
8instruction advisory group.
9    (a) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules that
10incorporate, in both general education and special education,
11the following an international definition of dyslexia: into
12Part 226 of Title 23 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
13        Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is
14    neurobiological in origin. Dyslexia is characterized by
15    difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition
16    and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These
17    difficulties typically result from a deficit in the
18    phonological component of language that is often
19    unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the
20    provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary
21    consequences may include problems in reading comprehension
22    and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of
23    vocabulary and background knowledge.



HB4352 Enrolled- 2 -LRB099 15483 NHT 39772 b

1    (b) Subject to specific State appropriation or the
2availability of private donations, the State Board of Education
3shall establish an advisory group to develop a training module
4or training modules to provide education and professional
5development to teachers, school administrators, and other
6education professionals regarding multi-sensory, systematic,
7and sequential instruction in reading. This advisory group
8shall complete its work before December 15, 2015 and is
9abolished on December 15, 2015.
10(Source: P.A. 98-705, eff. 7-14-14; 99-65, eff. 7-16-15; 99-78,
11eff. 7-20-15.)
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.