KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

Now an Outlier, California Weighs Mandatory Dyslexia Screening

at
Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

 (Phynart Studio via Getty Images)

California is one of only 10 states that don’t require public elementary schools to screen for dyslexia. But research shows that detection of dylexia’s early warning signs can lessen reading challenges for kids down the line. We’ll hear why California has been an outlier and about the renewed  push for legislation to mandate early screening. And, with a collective $28.7 million of the past two annual state budgets allocated to UCSF’s Dyslexia Center for research on dyslexia and the development of a new, multilingual and free screening tool, we’ll hear about how the tool works and the latest neuroscientific research.

Guests:

Joe Hong, reporter covering the students, teachers and lawmakers who shape California's public schools, CalMatters - recent article is "Why California still doesn’t mandate dyslexia screening"

Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini, professor of neurology and psychiatry, UCSF - and co-director of the UCSF Dyslexia Center and the UCSF-UCB Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center. <br /> https://albalab.ucsf.edu; https://dyslexia.ucsf.edu/

Sponsored

lower waypoint
next waypoint
Dutch Research Team Recounts the Long-Term Effects of StarvationThe Long Troubled History of US Immigration Detention and the Case for Ending It'A Chance to Harmonize' Tells the Story of the U.S. Music UnitHere’s What to Do in the Bay Area This SummerCalifornia’s Budget Deficit is $45 Billion. What's Newsom's Plan to Fix It?Doing Democracy: Trump’s Rhetoric Raises Fears of an Authoritarian Second TermTiffany Haddish Wants to ‘Curse You With Joy’Carvell Wallace Journeys Through Loss and Reunion in Memoir ‘Another Word for Love’In Transit: Amtrak's Future In CaliforniaCan Fashion Be Sustainable?