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Dyslexia

Dyslexia

DYSLEXIA

Lexington ISD is committed in providing students with dyslexia every opportunity to succeed.  We recognize that every child is unique and the impact of dyslexia can vary from person to person.  We provide students with the appropriate intervention and supports, as well as recognizing the individual need of the student to ensure they are afforded the educational opportunities they deserve.

 

What is Dyslexia?

 

The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a "specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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."

 

What do I do if I suspect my child has dyslexia?

Review the “Common Risk Factors Associated with Dyslexia” found in The Dyslexia Handbook, 2018 Update provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). If you suspect your child has dyslexia, contact your campus principal, the campus 504 coordinator or the Special Education Department to request a meeting and possible evaluation.

Students with dyslexia can be served under Section 504 or under Special Education, depending on the student’s unique needs. Please see TEA guidance (June 2018) Provision of Services for Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders.

 

Watch a video about Dyslexia from the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute, Kelli Sandman-Hurley.

 

Dyslexia Resources for Parents: