Effective July 1, 2017, every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall complete awareness training, provided by the Virginia Department of Education, on the indicators of dyslexia, as that term is defined by the board pursuant to regulations, and the evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia. For more information, read House Bill 842.
To meet the requirements, VDOE has developed a free online Dyslexia Awareness Training Module. This module is accessible from PCs and Mac computers. Viewing on an iPad or smartphone requires the download of the free “mobile player.” Users should complete the module in one session and have access to a printer. Individuals completing the module should print a copy of the certificate of completion for verification. The module has a value of five professional development points.
Questions or concerns relating to the Dyslexia Awareness Training Module should be directed to Special Education Instruction via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to Learning Disabilities for additional resources to support dyslexia awareness including Virginia's Guidelines for Educating Students with Specific Learning Disabilities-This is a PDF document. (PDF) and Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions-This is a PDF document. (PDF).