- lexia—with words
Dyslexia is 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. (Lyon, G.R., Shaywitz, S. E., Shaywitz, B.A. (2003). A definition of dyslexia. Annals of Dyslexia, 53, 1-14.)
Texas has special rules and policies regarding the identification and treatment of dyslexia.Download the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Dyslexia Handbook:
Do you think your child might have dyslexia?
Review the common characteristics
Informative Videos about Dyslexia
Visual Processing and Dyslexia: Visual Motion Processing is not a cause of Dyslexia (O. Olulade, E. Napoliello, and G. Eden (2013).Center for the study of learning: Georgetown University)
TED Talk: What is Dyslexia? (K.Sandman-Hurley, M. Christoforidis. TedEd Lessons Worth Sharing)
Dyslexia Middle School Project
Dyslexia Middle School Project provides AISD middle school students the opportunity to receive dyslexia services and supports in a comprehensive academic environment. This provides students the support to excel in the core curriculum while maintaining access to elective and extracurricular courses and activities available to all middle school students. All core teachers for the cohort (currently all 6th grade teachers) have received in depth dyslexia professional development. Students are also provided with dyslexia intervention during an elective and introduced to assistive technology tools that help to access the curriculum. As many students with dyslexia may also have difficulty with organization during the middle school years, teachers and students are implementing the SOAR study skills program. Parents are provided with a dyslexia focused parent group that meets on a regular basis at the campus. The Dyslexia Middle School Project is in it’s first year at Covington Middle School for the 2017-2018 School Year.
2017 CENTRAL TEXAS DYSLEXIA CONFERENCE - Power Points & Video's
Watch the 2017 Central Texas Dyslexia Conference Videos
Conference Opening Ameer Baraka
Dr Jennifer Petrich Dr. Michael Hart
Nicole Conley Johnson Sarah Powell
Sharon Vaughn Tiffany Sunday
Watch the 2016 Central Texas Dyslexia Conference here! - click on link
Didn't make it to the Dyslexia Conference 2015? Check out the videos!
Opening Remarks: Trustee Amber Elenz Dr. Lawrence Bachus
Dilip Karnik Dilip Karnik Pt. 2
College Panel Dr. Rachel Robillard
Dr. Jacqueline Gamino