Dyslexia Therapist and Dyslexia Practitioner Licensing Program Home Page

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Welcome to the home page of the DSHS Dyslexia Therapist and Dyslexia Practitioner Licensing Program, the state program that licenses and regulates licensed dyslexia therapists and licensed dyslexia practitioners. This website contains information about these professionals including licensure requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more.  

The 81st Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 461, relating to the regulation of dyslexia therapists and dyslexia practitioners, and the bill was signed by Governor Rick Perry on June 21, 2009. Select the “Statutes and Laws” link on the right side of your screen to view or print a copy of House Bill 461. 

For more information, please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Draft Rule Language for Public Comment

The Department of State Health Services is requesting feedback on the draft rule language that is available via the following link. The draft language will remove the abolishment date for the Dyslexia Licensing Advisory Committee.  This committee will remain active.  The draft language will also implement Senate Bill 162 and House Bill 2254 of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, regarding the licensing of active military members, military spouses, and military veterans.  The Dyslexia Therapist and Dyslexia Practitioner Licensing Program section is available starting on page 44.  Comments on the draft may be submitted via email to Crystal Beard, Program Director, at crystal.beard@dshs.state.tx.us.  When emailing comments, please indicate “Comments on Dyslexia Licensing Program Draft Rules” in the subject line. 

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Last updated April 17, 2014
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    Dyslexia Therapist and Dyslexia Practitioner Licensing Program