Ohio’s Dyslexia Support Laws require all kindergarten through third grade teachers, as well as teachers providing special education instruction to children in kindergarten through grade 12, to complete 18 hours of professional development aligned with the Ohio Dyslexia Guidebook. This Professional Development will support educators in identifying characteristics of dyslexia and understanding pedagogy for instruction of students with or at risk of dyslexia.
Timeline for Completing Professional Development
- By the beginning of the 2023-2024 School Year: Teachers providing instruction to students in grades K-1, including Intervention Specialists
- By the beginning of the 2024-2025 School Year: Teachers providing instruction to students in grades 2-3, including Intervention Specialists
- By the beginning of the 2025-2026 School Year: Intervention Specialists providing instruction to students in grades 4-12
Ohio’s Introduction to Dyslexia, Kindergarten-Grade 3 course now is available in the Department’s Learning Management System. This free course is an option that meets the professional development requirements of Ohio’s Dyslexia Support Laws. More information on accessing the course through the Learning Management System is available on the Department’s webpage.
Direct questions about the professional development requirements to Dyslexia@education.ohio.gov. Users who need additional account support after consulting the information on the Department’s webpage should contact OH|ID Profile Help at Profile.Help@education.ohio.gov for OH|ID assistance. For support while working in the LMS application, contact LMSSupport@education.ohio.gov.