Dyslexia Study Committee Meeting

Date(s): Sep 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM

Sen. Fran Millar to Hold Second Meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia

ATLANTA (September 6, 2018) |Sen. Fran Millar (R – Dunwoody) and members of the Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia will hold their second meeting on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. in room 307 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building.

During the meeting there will be time devoted to public comment, presentations on Dyslexia identification and services in Georgia, teacher training and preparation and what other states are doing.

If you are unable to attend, a livestream of the meeting will be available here: https://livestream.com/accounts/25225500/events/8321724

WHO: Sen. Fran Millar and Members of the Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia

WHAT: Second Meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia

WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Coverdell Legislative Office Building – Room 307

18 Capitol Square SW

Atlanta, GA 30334


SR 761 Resolution Dyslexia Study Committee

The Dyslexia Study Committee meeting will be Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:00am in 307 CLOB.

Per the resolution, SR 761, the purpose of the Dyslexia Study Committee is to explore and draw attention to the profound educational impact of dyslexia on the education and lives of countless children, adults, and students in the State of Georgia. Early diagnosis is critical to early remediation with evidence based intervention. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting approximately one in five individuals and approximately 80 percent of all individuals with a learning disability.

If you are unable to attend, the link to view the meeting is https://livestream.com/accounts/25225500/events/8321724

Listed below is the agenda:

10:00am Chairman Millar – purpose, direction, emails from constituents, future dates and introductions of speakers

(Next meeting – Friday, Oct 19th – Dr. Sally Shaywitz – Yale)

10:10am Public testimony – Sign-up is before the meeting starts. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign-up.

10:30am Susan Adams, Deputy Commissioner for Pre-K and Instructional Support Services

Georgia Department of Early Childcare and Learning (DECAL)

Dyslexia Identification and Services in Georgia

10:45am Q&A

10:50am Dr. Marti Venn – Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

University System of Georgia (USG)

Teacher training and preparation

11:05am Q&A

11:10am Stephen Pruitt – President – SREB

Samantha Durrance- Policy Analyst – SREB

Southern Regional Education Board – SREB

What other states are doing for dyslexia

12:00pm Q&A

12:15pm Chairman Millar – Remarks and closing.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Donna Nealey – Legislative Assistant – Dyslexia Study Committee – 404-656-7872 – 319 CLOB – – donna.nealey@senate.ga.gov