Dyslexia

The Arkansas State Legislature enacted Act 1294 of the 2013 regular session to ensure that children with dyslexia have their needs met by all Arkansas public school systems.  ACT 1268 of 2015 amended parts of the original legislation.  The legislation defines dyslexia, describes required screening and intervention, and lists required actions of the state, education cooperatives, and school districts.  

Dyslexia professional awareness can be accessed online, at an education service cooperative, or at another venue approved by the ADE. Dyslexia: A Three Part Professional Development is a one-hour online course available at ArkansasIDEAS.
 

Rules Governing How to Meet the Needs of Children with Dyslexia

On May 10, 2018, the Arkansas State Board of Education gave final approval to the Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing How to Meet the Needs of Children with Dyslexia.  To access these rules, which became effective June 25, 2018, please go to Commissioner's Memo COM-18-108.
 

Dyslexia Resource Guide Updates

  • Sections III, IV, V, XI (Revised December 2017)
  • Appendix A: Glossary (Revised December 2017)
  • Section VI: Level II Dyslexia Screening and Appendix G: Assembling a Test Battery for a Level 2 Dyslexia Screener (Revised January 2016)
  • Appendix H: Programs, Training, and Resources (Removed November 2015)
  • Section XI: Reporting By School Districts (Revised October 2015)
  • Section XII: Special Education and Dyslexia (Revised October 2015)

 

For more information, please contact:

Vicki King, M.Ed., CALT-QI
Certified Academic Language Therapist-Qualified Instructor, 
Dyslexia Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3213