Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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The Dyslexia Resource Guide is a valuable tool for schools and parents pertaining to dyslexia. It can be accessed to the right under related files. 
Dyslexia Resource Guide Updates
  • 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)
ADE Dyslexia Conference for Arkansas Schools
  • Save the Date March 7-8
  • Hot Springs Convention Center
2015 ADE Dyslexia Updates Presentation
Following are the presentation materials from the Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Dyslexia Updates. For more information, please see Commissioner's Memo LS-15-076.
Dyslexia Information
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.
The ADE is currently providing professional development for dyslexia specialists at each education service cooperative. The dyslexia specialists are available to provide necessary information and support to local districts. For a list of the dyslexia specialists, click here
Please email all dyslexia questions or comments to

For more information, please contact:

Vicki King, 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

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