The purpose of the dyslexia program is to provide appropriate instructional services for children identified with dyslexia or a related disorder. Andrews ISD has policies and procedures in place to address the identification and services for students who have been diagnosed as being dyslexic. Parent notification before any identification or assessment is evident throughout the dyslexia plan.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability which is neurological 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 which 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 which can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
For more information about Dyslexia and how your child can be helped, please contact your school administrator.
- 2021 Texas Dyslexia Handbook - Orange Book
- TEA Dyslexia Handbook Update - English & Spanish
- TEA Resources
- Dyslexia Fact Sheet (English & Spanish)
- AISD Dyslexia Handbook
- International Dyslexia Association Information
- Child Find Notice
- Practical Ideas for Parents
- Talking Book Program
- Florida Reading Research Center
- The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity: 10 Things to help your struggling child
- Multisyllabic Words Flyer for Parents
- Multi-Tiered System of Support