PCSSD - Dyslexia related services in PCSSD

Dyslexia related services in PCSSD

The Pulaski County Special School District adheres to all rules governing how to meet the needs of students with characteristics of dyslexia related to assessment, identification, and services according to Acts 1294 and 1268.

Referrals for Level II screening and services for characteristics of dyslexia are initiated at the school level. The Response to Intervention  (RTI) Coordinator should use the following forms to refer students. For additional information about PCSSD and Dyslexia, please contact your school principal.

Checklist for Dyslexia Level II Screening & Services (School use only)
Dyslexia Referral Form (School use only)

Learn more about dyslexia

Frequently Asked Questions
IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know 
Arkansas Dyslexia Resource Guide 

Act 1039 of 2017 Reporting By the School District (Ark. Code Ann. § 6-41-606 (b))

Dyslexia Program

During the 2017-2018 school year, Pulaski County Special School District used the The Sonday System, an Orton-Gillingham Based Reading Intervention Program, in small group intervention to address the deficit areas of students identified as exhibiting the characteristics of Dyslexia. 

Total Number of Students Identified as Exhibiting the Characteristics of Dyslexia

During the 2017-2018  school year, 235 students attending Pulaski County Special School District were identified as exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia. There were 182 students identified in the 2017-2018 school year.

District Administrator for Dyslexia is Dr. Laura Strickland. She can be contacted at lstrickland@pcssd.org or at 501-234-2081.