About 15 to 20 percent of Americans has dyslexia, a disorder that results in slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling and writing or confusing similar words.
But many cases go undetected, making schooling difficult for those who have it.
A new bill that aims to address this issue just passed the House and Senate this week and awaits Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature.
According to Senator Sean Wiley (D-Erie), the bill enables the Pennsylvania Department of Education to establish a Dyslexia Screening Pilot Program.