Arkansas Department of Education
Learn more about Act 1268 (legislation defining dyslexia, describing required screening and intervention, and lists required actions of school districts) at the following website:
Please watch the following short, four and a half minute video for more information on dyslexia!
Sally Shaywitz, M.D., co-director of Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
“Science has moved forward at a rapid pace so that we now possess the data to reliably define dyslexia … For the student, the knowledge that he is dyslexic is empowering … [It provides him] with self-understanding and self-awareness of what he has and what he needs to do in order to succeed.”
—Testimony Before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, United States House of Representatives
Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series
“Dyslexic kids are creative, ‘outside-the-box’ thinkers. They have to be, because they don’t see or solve problems the same way other kids do. In school, unfortunately, they are sometimes written off as lazy, unmotivated, rude or even stupid. They aren’t. Making Percy dyslexic was my way of honoring the potential of all the kids I’ve known who have those conditions. It’s not a bad thing to be different. Sometimes, it’s the mark of being very, very talented.”