2015 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 3 - Special Educational Programs
Chapter 41 - Children with Disabilities
Subchapter 6 - Dyslexia and Related Disorders
§ 6-41-605 - Instructional approaches.

AR Code § 6-41-605 (2015) What's This?

(a) Dyslexia intervention for a student whose dyslexia level I or level II screening under ยง 6-41-603(c)(2) indicates the need for dyslexia intervention services may include the following instructional approaches:

(1) Explicit, direct instruction that is systematic, sequential, and cumulative and follows a logical plan of presenting the alphabetic principle that targets the specific needs of the student without presuming prior skills or knowledge of the student;

(2) Individualized instruction to meet the specific needs of the student in a small group setting that uses intensive, highly concentrated instruction methods and materials that maximize student engagement;

(3) Meaning-based instruction directed at purposeful reading and writing with an emphasis on comprehension and composition; and

(4) Multisensory instruction that incorporates the simultaneous use of two (2) or more sensory pathways during teacher presentations and student practice.

(b) Until there are a sufficient number of graduates from a dyslexia therapy program established at the university level in Arkansas or from a dyslexia therapy program established at the university level in another state that is approved by the Department of Education, the department shall allow dyslexia therapy to be provided by individuals who have received training and certification from a program approved by the department.

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