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2. READ Act funding for dyslexia research may help improve early intervention and identification.

Signed into law in 2016, the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) requires the National Science Foundation (NSF) to spend at least $5 million per year on SLD research. Half of this funding must focus specifically on dyslexia. The law is aimed at producing new research that may lead to:

  • Identifying dyslexia earlier
  • Training educators to better understand and instruct students with SLD or dyslexia
  • Curriculum and educational tools for children with SLD and dyslexia
  • Implementing and scaling successful models of dyslexia intervention