• dys—difficulty
  • 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: 

The Dyslexia Handbook-Revised 2014: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders - English - with tabs  

Manual Sobre La Dislexia–Modificado 2014: Procedimientos sobre la dislexia y trastornos relacionados - Español - with tabs 

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

Bookshare Audio Books

Mathematics Considerations for Students with Dyslexia by Sarah Powell

How Dyslexics Will Rule by Tiffany Sunday

Executive Function by Dr. Jennifer Petrich

Supporting Resilience in Children with Dyslexia by Dr. Michael Hart

Reading Strategies That Work by Dr. Sharon Vaughn (posted on the TX Center for Learning Disabilities) 

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     


 Award Ceremony    

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