2015 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 3 - Special Educational Programs
Chapter 41 - Children with Disabilities
Subchapter 6 - Dyslexia and Related Disorders
§ 6-41-604 - Level II dyslexia screening and services -- Parental notification.
(a) If a student's performance on an initial screener, level I screening, or level II dyslexia screening under § 6-41-603 indicates a need for dyslexia intervention services, the student's parent or legal guardian shall be:
(1) Notified of the results of the dyslexia evaluation; and
(2) Provided with information and resource material, including without limitation:
(A) The characteristics of dyslexia;
(B) Appropriate classroom interventions and accommodations for students with dyslexia; and
(C) The right of the parent or legal guardian to have the student receive an independent comprehensive dyslexia evaluation by a:
(i) Licensed psychological examiner;
(ii) School psychology specialist;
(iii) Licensed speech-language pathologist;
(iv) Certified dyslexia testing specialist; or
(v) Dyslexia therapist.
(b) (1) If a parent or legal guardian chooses to have an independent comprehensive dyslexia evaluation for the student, the parent or legal guardian shall:
(A) Select an individual qualified under subdivision (a)(2)(C) of this section to perform the comprehensive dyslexia evaluation; and
(B) Cover the cost of the comprehensive dyslexia evaluation.
(2) A school district shall consider the diagnosis and provide the student with interventions determined to be appropriate by the school district from a dyslexia interventionist at the school district.
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