HEALTH AND SANITATION
Screening and Intervention for Dyslexia and Related Disorders
200:60 Reading Specialist.
I. The commissioner of the department of education shall issue a request for proposals pursuant to RSA 21-G to secure the contract services of a reading specialist to enable the department to provide school districts with the support and resources necessary to assist students with dyslexia and related disorders and their families. The reading specialist shall be qualified by education and experience in accordance with paragraph II and shall provide technical assistance for dyslexia and related disorders to school districts.
II. The reading specialist shall:
(a) Be trained and certified in best practice interventions and treatment models for dyslexia, with expertise in related disorders, and dysgraphia.
(b) Have a minimum of 3 years of field experience in screening, identifying, and treating dyslexia and related disorders.
(c) Be responsible for the implementation of professional awareness.
(d) Serve as the primary source of information and support for school districts to address the needs of students with dyslexia and related disorders, and dysgraphia.
III. The commissioner shall submit a report assessing the effectiveness of the reading specialist in complying with the requirements of this section, to the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate president, the chairpersons of the house and senate education committees, and the governor no later than November 1, 2018, and annually thereafter.
Source. 2016, 262:1, eff. Aug. 14, 2016. 2017, 156:152, eff. July 1, 2017.