Applications now being accepted
Dyslexia has been defined in statute as a
specific learning disorder that is neurological in origin and characterized by:
Unexpected difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition, and poor spelling and
decoding abilities that are not consistent with the person’s intelligence, motivation, and
These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological components of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities.
The Washington State Dyslexia Advisory Council was created via Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6162 during the 2018 legislative
session. The Council will advise the
superintendent on matters relating to dyslexia in an academic setting.
Applicants can apply here: Deadline is July 12, 2018. Appointees are expected to:
Attend in–person meetings;
Respond timely to emails and meet deadlines and,
Spend time beyond council meetings to
support outcomes of the council.
Appointments are voluntary for a two–year term with an option to renew for an additional two years. Travel for meetings and meals (based on per–diem) will be reimbursed by OSPI.