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Dyslexia Intervention Information

 

Dyslexia Screening Process 

RCSD will screen all students, using the MS Dyslexia Association's Dyslexia Screener, during the 1st semester of First Grade and the 2nd semester of Kindergarten.  The screener will address the following components:

  • phonological awareness and phonemic awareness
  • sound symbol recognition
  • alphabet knowledge
  • decoding and encoding skills
  • rapid naming

Parents will be notified if a student fails the dyslexia screener.  The school teacher support team will meet to determine next steps for students who fail the screener in grades K and 1. 
 
RCSD, in its discretion, may perform a comprehensive dyslexia evaluation for students in grades 1-3. Evaluations for first grade students will not be conducted until 2nd semester.  

 

RCSD Dyslexia Board Policy

Dyslexia Referral Packet 2019-2020

Dyslexia Interventions Guideline 2019 - 2020

 

RCSD Dyslexia Interventionists & Assignments

Michelle Stewart, mic205@rcsd.ms 
Steen's Creek, Florence ES, Richland ES, Richland Upper ES
 
Carol Palmer, carol.palmer@rcsd.ms
Rouse, Stonebridge, Brandon ES, Brandon MS
 
Lacasta Waltress, lacasta.waltress@rcsd.ms
Flowood ES, Northshore ES, Northwest Rankin ES
 
Alice Thomas, Alice.thomas@rcsd.ms  
Puckett ES, Pelahatchie ES, McLaurin ES
 
Lori Fulton, lfulton@rcsd.ms   
Pisgah ES, Oakdale ES, Highland Bluff ES


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