Unlocking the Dyslexic Advantage
The Austin ISD Dyslexia Middle School Project provides students with dyslexia services and supports in a comprehensive academic environment. Students receive the support they need to excel in the core curriculum while maintaining access to elective and extracurricular courses and activities available to all middle school students. Students are also provided with dyslexia intervention during an elective and introduced to assistive technology tools.
All core teachers for the cohort have received in-depth dyslexia professional development. As many students with dyslexia may also have difficulty with organization during the middle school years, teachers and students are implementing a specialized study skills program. Parents are also provided with a dyslexia-focused parent group that meets on a regular basis.