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Dyslexia Program

Special Services
    Dyslexia Program  
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in its 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 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. (This definition of dyslexia was adopted by the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors in November 2002.)     The Dyslexia Handbook, published by the Texas Education Agency, contains the state-approved procedures concerning dyslexia and related disorders. This Texas Education Agency handbook provides guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. Additionally, the handbook provides school districts and parents/guardians with information regarding the state’s dyslexia requirements.

The Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update   English | Spanish

In accordance with state guidelines, Lake Worth ISD uses MTA, a multisensory curriculum, to address the needs of learners who have been identified with dyslexia. The curriculum is taught in small group settings by a certified academic language therapist. Students progress through the curriculum at a pace that ensures mastery of objectives.     Referral for dyslexia testing begins with a process called Response to Intervention (RtI). Students who are experiencing academic difficulties receive a tiered series of interventions designed to identify the specific area(s) in which the student needs assistance. This process ranges from providing supports in the student’s classroom to programs that provide intensive, focused instruction outside the regular classroom. During the RtI process, it may be determined that a student needs additional testing to see if s/he qualifies for and would benefit from the Dyslexia Program. In such a case, the appropriate processes will be implemented.  

The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders

Audiobook Resources

Talking Book Program

TEC 28.006 (g-2)
In accordance with a notification program developed by the commissioner by rule, a school district shall notify the parent or guardian of each student determined, on the basis of a screening under Section 38.003 or other basis, to have dyslexia or a related disorder, or determined, on the basis of reading instrument results, to be at risk for dyslexia or other reading difficulties, of the program maintained by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission providing students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge.

Learning Ally

Information for Parents/Guardians

TEA: Dyslexia and Related Disorders
The International Dyslexia Association

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