2021 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
Title 17 - Education
§392.2. Dyslexia practitioner; dyslexia therapist; ancillary certificates

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 17:392.2 (2021)

RS 392.2 - Dyslexia practitioner; dyslexia therapist; ancillary certificates

A. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall develop the criteria whereby a teacher may be issued a dyslexia practitioner ancillary certificate or a dyslexia therapist ancillary certificate.

B. In addition to any other criteria established by the board, in order to be issued an ancillary certificate pursuant to this Section, a teacher shall:

(1) Hold a valid Louisiana teaching certificate.

(2) Demonstrate completion of a multisensory structured language training program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization, which shall include:

(a) For the dyslexia practitioner ancillary certificate, forty-five hours of coursework and sixty hours of clinical work that is observed and monitored by a qualified professional.

(b) For the dyslexia therapist ancillary certificate, two hundred hours of coursework and seven hundred hours of clinical work that is observed and monitored by a qualified professional.

(3) Pass a multisensory structured language education-related competency examination that is administered by a nationally recognized professional organization that issues national certifications.

C. The board shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this Section in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act not later than July 1, 2019.

Acts 2018, No. 411, §1, eff. May 23, 2018.

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