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Dyslexia

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The Office of Student Intervention Services coordinates and manages the review and award of student dyslexia scholarships, the RFP process for the award of the dyslexia grants to districts, as well as the selection process of a State Board of Education approved list of dyslexia screeners. In addition, the intervention staff provides professional development and technical assistance related to dyslexia to parents, teachers, and administrators on the following topics:

  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Identification of Students with Dyslexia
  • Effective Instruction and Interventions for Dyslexic Students
  • Mississippi Dyslexia Handbook
  • Answers to questions and concerns by phone and email

 

Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship

The Office of Intervention Services is responsible for assisting parents who are pursuing a scholarship or transfer under the dyslexia therapy scholarship program. Individuals with questions about this process may contact the staff at 601-359-2586.


The following MDE Special Purpose Non-Public Schools have been approved to accept students receiving a dyslexia therapy scholarship:

  • Magnolia Speech School: Jackson
  • New Summit School: Jackson
  • North New Summit: Greenwood
  • South New Summit: Hattiesburg
  • Petal 3D School: Petal
  • Gulf Coast 3D School: Ocean Springs

 

2015-2018 Dyslexia Grant Recipients

  • Hattiesburg Public School District 
  • Jones County School District 
  • Lauderdale County School District 
  • Prentiss County School District 
  • Smith County School District 
  • South Tippah School District 
  • Tupelo Public School District

Dyslexia Updates

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The Dyslexia SharePoint Document Library contains current information and presentations related to dyslexia.