LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A proposed legislation would require Arkansas schools to test for dyslexia.
The disorder causes the brain to misinterpret letters and words, and studies show many children diagnosed before 3rd grade can be treated.
"This legislation is designed to catch those kids in at least K through 2, and also provide some assistance for those students above that level, but they weren't ever diagnosed," said Senator Joyce Elliott, who is co-sponsoring the bill.
Senator Elliot said the cost of screening and treating dyslexia is lower than remediation later on.