Dyslexia

 
The Texas Dyslexia Handbook is developed and adopted into administrative rule by the Texas State Board of Education. The handbook contains guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. In addition, information regarding the state's dyslexia statutes and their relation to various federal laws is included. (English 2021) (Spanish 2018). The Spanish 2021 version has not been released. Once it has been release, it will be added to the website. 
 
 
 
International Dyslexia Association, Adopted, November 2002 
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
Collected here are several documents and videos/PowerPoint to help you support your children and to learn more about dyslexia. Please click on any of the topics listed below or in the margin for specific information and resources.
 
  • Booklist 
Overcoming DyslexiaThe Dyslexia AdvantageEnglish Isn't CrazyReading Magic
 
 
  • Support at Home 

        •  Create a successful read aloud experience

            –      Establish a daily routine

            –      Eliminate interruptions

            –      Enjoy first and then teach

            –      Examine illustrations

            –      Explore the story further

       •        Assist your child with organization of time, study area and materials.

       •        Praise your child frequently and specifically for good effort as well as for success in a variety of areas, not just schoolwork.

       •        Assist your child in developing study strategies:

            –      Homework completion plan

            –      Planning for long-term or complex assignments

            –      Break large assignments into smaller steps

 
  • Homework
Handwriting:
Student completes assigned handwriting practice.
RAP Pages:
Repeated
Accurate
Practice
Student reads assigned section accurately.  If a mistake is made in reading, provide immediate feedback to correct error, but do not repeat the whole line.
 
 
Instant Words:
Student reads the entire practice page at least 1 time.  Multiple readings are beneficial.
Read:
Read with your child for at least 15 minutes.  Assigned reading for other classes can count as the 15 minutes.
 
Rate Pages (after book 2)
Will be sent home 2 nights a week, alternating with RAP (and they look similar) They are different than RAP pages because they will have words that are taken from a story we are reading in class.  You will see these for a few to several weeks.
 
You will time your child reading for 30 seconds.  Place a line and the date after the last word that they read.  We will also be using this same sheet in class, so their goal is to get farther than the last line marked.  Please return it to class where they will also be timed.