ERIC Number: ED468018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Dyslexia Handbook: Guidelines and Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders. Revised.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
This handbook of procedures related to dyslexia is designed to provide guidelines for Mississippi school districts, teachers, and parents in the identification and instruction of students with dyslexia, to assist regular educators in gaining current information concerning dyslexia, accommodations and modifications, and to provide information on instructional programs designed to meet the unique needs of students with dyslexia. Following an introduction and discussion on the characteristics associated with students with dyslexia, the handbook outlines specific academic modifications and accommodations for helping students with dyslexia maintain or regain self-esteem and academic integrity. Suggested interventions are then provided for reading, spelling, handwriting, copying, writing composition, study skills, and organizational techniques. The intervention and identification process is also described, including the data gathering and review phase, provision of instructional interventions within regular education classrooms, assessment for dyslexia, and multisensory programming. Multisensory program characteristics are outlined, along with costs and contacts for programs that are currently being utilized to provide services to students with dyslexia. Appendices include provisions of state law, a referral form, a multisensory program review form, answers to frequently asked questions concerning students with dyslexia, and additional forms. (Contains 23 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Techniques, Disability Identification, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Intervention, Multisensory Learning, Prereferral Intervention, Reading Strategies, State Regulation, Student Characteristics, Study Skills, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Writing Strategies
Office of Reading, Early Childhood & Language Arts, Mississippi State Department of Education, 359 North West Street, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. Tel: 601-359-3778; Web site: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/ACAD/ID/Curriculum/LAER/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi