Public schools in New York City are going to start evaluating students for dyslexia.
On Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams announced students in New York would undergo screenings for dyslexia as part of a larger plan to create more resources for children with learning disabilities.
“We are going to have the largest, most comprehensive approach to supporting students with dyslexia in the country,” says Adams, who also struggled with dyslexia in high school. The New York Post reports Adams has previously pointed out a high rate of dyslexia amongst New York City inmates.
“We are going to have the largest, most comprehensive approach to supporting students with dyslexia in the country,” said Adams during his announcement at Upper Manhattan’s P.S. 125.
The news outlet reports that the pilot program will include 80 elementary schools and 80 middle schools in the five boroughs. Each school will receive training on how to spot and care for students who may be at risk for dyslexia.