BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Senator Bill Cassidy held a luncheon today to discuss the effects of dyslexia, and how to teach children with the disorder.
Cassidy's plan revolves around screening children early to help them overcome the disorder, which can hinder a child's ability to read and write.
Two speakers from the Yale school of medicine also discussed their book about the science behind treating dyslexia. Cassidy says it's important to look for signs early.
In 2012, Cassidy launched the US Congressional Dyslexia Caucus to raise awareness about dyslexia.
Cassidy has started a petition in order to help those affected by dyslexia get support from lawmakers. That petition can be found HERE.
More information about the Yale Center for Dyslexia can be found HERE