Wisconsin Facilitator works to promote dyslexia screening

Wisconsin advocates push dyslexia awareness after new Missouri law

from WAOW Wisconsin

Published on 06/29/2016 - Reported by Emily Thornton
Featuring the work of Anne Mataczynski

Advocates in Wisconsin are pushing for dyslexia awareness in schools.

The Gem Learning Center in Wausau specializes in helping people with dyslexia learn in a way that works for them. Owner Anne Mataczynski said Wisconsin is lacking any laws dealing with dyslexia.

“They don’t even use, screen or test for dyslexia in the state of Wisconsin,” Mataczynski said. “They don’t like to say the word.”

“The teachers, if they don’t know what it is, what to do about it, how are they supported to help?” Mataczynski asked.