- 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)
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