Dyslexia is a reading disorder marked by difficulty in learning to read, write and/or spell despite conventional instruction, adequate cognitive ability and social opportunity. Difficulties are typically rooted in phonological awareness (phonemic awareness & manipulation), word reading in isolation, fluency (rate & accuracy) and spelling. Difficulties are unexpected in relation to the student’s age and educational level, and not a primary result of English language acquisition.
Parents may request a dyslexia evaluation verbally or in writing. Please contact your student’s teacher or the school counselor if you would like to request a dyslexia evaluation for your student.
The Dyslexia Handbook (Texas Education Agency) provides school districts with guidelines for identifying and providing services for students with dyslexia. Additional resources include:
The Dyslexia Helpline 800-232-3030