is defined as a learning disability that is neurological in origin,
characterized by difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition, poor
spelling and decoding abilities that typically result from the phonological
component of language. These characteristics are often unexpected in relation
to other cognitive abilities.
that dyslexia is neurological in origin implies that the problem is not simply
one of poor instruction or effort on the part of the student. We know that individuals
with dyslexia struggle to read despite adequate instruction and effort.
characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and
by poor spelling and decoding abilities.
Students with dyslexia are likely to perform poorly on measures of
phonological processing, decoding nonwords, and developing an adequate pool of
Additional information can be found at:
The Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative Dyslexia Support Services will provide dyslexia services and support in accordance with Act 1268 for the member districts that enter into agreement with ARESC as a member of the consortium. The support includes the following:
- Dyslexia Screening/Evaluation
- Intervention Services
- Professional Development
Literacy Specialist/Dyslexia Support