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Dyslexia Screening & Intervention

South Side Bee Branch Dyslexia Program

During the 2019-2020 school year, South Side Bee Branch Public School District used the multi-sensory, systematic, and Orton-Gillingham based program Connections OG in 3D by The Apple Group in small group intervention for students exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia. South Side Bee Branch School District currently has in each building interventionists and classroom teachers implementing this program with fidelity. 

  • Screeners and Assessments: 

    • ACT 1039 requires universal screening of students in grades K-2 in the areas of encoding, decoding, phonological awareness, sound/symbol recognition, rapid naming, and alphabet knowledge as well as selective screening in grades 3-12. South Side Bee Branch School District currently uses a combination of the following but is not limited to: DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills), DSA (Developmental Spelling Analysis), AR-RAN (Arkansas Rapid Automatized Naming Screener), and iStation Assessment. 

  • Number of Students who Received Dyslexia Intervention: 30

  • Number of Students Identified as Exhibiting the Characteristics of Dyslexia: 30


During the 2018-2019 school year, South Side Public School District used the evidence-based Connections by Apple Group in small group intervention to address the deficit areas of students identified as exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia.

  • Number of Students Who Received Dyslexia Intervention
    • During the 2018-2019 school year, 28 students attending South Side Public School District received dyslexia intervention services from a trained dyslexia interventionist.
  • Total Number of Students Identified as Exhibiting the characteristics of Dyslexia
    • During the 2018-2019 school year, 30 students attending South Side Public School District were identified as exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia.

During the 2017-2018 school year, South Side Public School District used the evidence-based Connections by Apple Group in small group intervention to address the deficit areas of students identified as exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia.

  • Number of Students Who Received Dyslexia Intervention
    • During the 2017-2018 school year, 16 students attending South Side Public School District received dyslexia intervention services from a trained dyslexia interventionist.
  • Total Number of Students Identified as Exhibiting the characteristics of Dyslexia
    • During the 2017-2018 school year, 17 students attending South Side Public School District were identified as exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia.