Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship

Program Information

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  • Program Type: Voucher Program, Special Needs Program

Student Participation

  • Student must:
    • Be diagnosed with dyslexia
    • Have been accepted for admission to an eligible private school
    • Have been enrolled in a public school during the previous school year at the time that average daily attendance (ADA) was determined for the public school systems or attended a previously approved participating private school
  • Be a state-accredited special purpose school
  • Provide comprehensive dyslexia therapy instruction delivered by Mississippi Department of Education-licensed dyslexia therapists to children diagnosed with dyslexia as a primary learning disability
  • Use daily Orton-Gillingham-based therapy
  • Have school leadership trained in dyslexia
  • Provide the state all documentation required for a student’s participation
  • Provide parents with a written explanation of the student’s progress
  • Conduct background checks on teachers and other school personnel
  • Submit to annual audits of financial records by the state auditor

Data Update

Schools Participating
2015 Expenditures
$1,040,712 (APPROX.)


Scholarship Cap
- 100 percent of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program base student cost (state portion of per-pupil funding)
Program Funding
- No specific program appropriation