Dyslexia testing to begin in public schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Schools in Arkansas are now following through with new requirements for all students with dyslexia.

This comes after Arkansas lawmakers approved a measure ensuring that all children with the disability would have proper resources in public schools.

This fall, every child in Kindergarten through second grade will get tested for dyslexia. The tests determine if a child may be at risk for literary problems.

"I've had a lot of parents tell me their kids are seeing success in reading. Some of them were already at a point where they hated school and hated reading and once they started in the program, working with one of the intervention programs we use, than they start liking to read," said Lynn Cooper, Nettleton Special Education director.

Screenings will start shortly after the school year begins. However, a concern is that testing may vary between school districts, and accommodations could be different as well.


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