We have passed the Bill and it should begin in September 2016 school year.
For More Information Contact:
NEW Maine Dyslexia Coordinator
The Department’s first ever Dyslexia Coordinator Lisa Whitis will be leading a talented group of stakeholders in implementing the new law requiring dyslexia screening for students in kindergarten through second grade who have difficulty acquiring literacy skills. Additionally, she will coordinate professional development implementation of evidence-based reading intervention strategies for children who show signs of dyslexia. Lisa earned her BA in Political Science and an M. Ed. from the University of Maine and later earned a JD from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law. Upon graduation, she became the director of legal services for Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. Aside from Lisa’s education, and following her son’s diagnosis of dyslexia, she became a certified Orton-Gillingham reading instructor, and for the past 14 years she has been an instructor and practicum supervisor at the Children’s Dyslexia Center in Portland. Lisa can be reached at 624-6643 or at [email protected]