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Bill to establish dyslexia guidebook gets public hearing

MADISON (WKOW) — The Assembly’s education committee heard testimony Thursday on Assembly Bill 110, a measure that would require the state Department of Public Instruction to develop a guidebook on dyslexia for parents, teachers and administrators.

Dr. Tammy Tillotson testified at the hearing. She works at the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin, a nonprofit in Eau Claire that helps children with dyslexia. Tillotson says the guidebook would increase awareness about the disability.

“I likened it to Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon — one giant leap for mankind. That’s kinda how we feel about this book is it’s one giant leap for dyslexia,” Tillotson told 27 News after the hearing.

Dyslexia affects about one in five people.

Evan Bolin

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