The Office of Curriculum and Instruction houses the state's dyslexia program. The coordinator for this program offers technical assistance to schools, districts, parents and interested parties.

The Office is responsible for assisting parents who are pursuing a scholarship or transfer under the dyslexia therapy scholarship legislation (House Bill 1031). Individuals with questions about this process may contact the staff at 601.359.2586.

HB 1031 Guidance for Public and Non-Public Schools 2016-2017

HB 1031 School Verification and Assurances 2017-2018

HB 1031 School Verification and Assurances 2018-2019

HB 1031 Student Dyslexia Scholarship Application 2017-2018

HB 1031 Student Dyslexia Scholarship Application 2018-2019

MDE Special Purpose Non-Public Schools Approved for Dyslexia Scholarship

Technical assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Professional Development
  • Mississippi Dyslexia Handbook
  • Current, scientifically-based information regarding dyslexia
  • Answers to questions and concerns by phone and email

Understanding Dyslexia Video Series

This video series provides information about dyslexia and samples of techniques that can be used to enable children to cope with this cognitive disability. The presenter will give a brief history of the evolution of the common labels of dyslexia. The misconceptions about these and other labels will be briefly described. The participants will experience what it is like to have dyslexia through a short exercise. This will be followed with examples of remediations, adaptations and accommodations that educators can use to help dyslexic children to develop basic skills for reading, writing, spelling and math.

2015-2018 Dyslexia Grant Recipients

Hattiesburg Public School District
Jones County School District
Lauderdale County School District
Prentiss County School District
Smith County School District
South Tippah School District
Tupelo Public School District

Office of Elementary Education and Reading/Secondary Education
            Phone: (601) 359-2586 / (601) 359-3461
Fax: (601) 359-2040
P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771        

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