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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.

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

Dyslexia Program
During the 2019-20 school year, Pulaski County Special School District used 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 Receiving Dyslexia Interventions
During the 2019-2020 school year, 313 students attending Pulaski County Special School District were identified as receiving dyslexia interventions.

Total Number of Students Identified as Exhibiting the Characteristics of Dyslexia
During the 2019-2020 school year, 127 students attending Pulaski County Special School District were identified as exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia. 

District Administrator for Dyslexia is Dr. Laura Strickland. She can be contacted at lstrickland@pcssd.org or at 501.234.2081.