Dyslexia Therapy Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Video Conference Meeting

Agenda

This meeting will take place via videoconference and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. The meeting agenda and materials are available on the department’s webpage. If you need materials in an alternate format, contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least five working days before the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, E-MAIL: open.meetings@tdlr.texas.gov, TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum
  3. Approval of Minutes – October 27, 2020 Meeting
  4. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an Email by following the Public Comment Instructions found on the last page of the agenda or located at www.tdlr.texas.gov. Emails must be submitted to the Board liaison at board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2021. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Projects
    2. Customer Service
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics of cases and penalties
    4. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Current Projects
      3. Outreach
    5. Executive Office
      1. Covid 19 Response Update
      2. Sunset Review Update
      3. 87th Legislative Session Update
      4. Communication Outreach Statistics
  6. Presentation on the process of becoming an Expert witness.
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 120, §§ 120.21, 120.22, 120.23, 120.25, and 90, regarding the Dyslexia Therapy Program. The proposed amendments reduce the documentation that must be provided by applicants who are certified by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA); clarify the examinations required for licensure; clarify the types of courses that qualify for continuing education credit; correct cross-references; allow continuing education credit for the human trafficking prevention training course required for license renewal; and allow telehealth services to be provided without an initial in-person meeting. This agenda item includes discussion of any public comments received on the proposed amendments.
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  10. Adjournment

The Dyslexia Therapists and Practitioners Advisory Committee will accept public comment for the Wednesday, February 24, 2021 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by no later than 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Comments will be provided to the Committee members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read aloud during the public meeting.

If you wish to address the Committee during the public meeting, please provide your contact information to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021. During the meeting, you will receive an email with a link/phone number to join the meeting. You will be given no more than three (3) minutes to speak. The presiding officer may reduce the time provided for public comments based on the number of requests received. Ensure that you have a reliable connection and clear audio.

**Please email your public comment request to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov. **

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUEST IS 12:00 P.M., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021

Email request for Public Comment must include:

  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Please indicate whom you are Ex: attorney, yourself or other

Failure to provide the information requested directly above could result in your comment being delayed or taken out of order.