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Dyslexia Program

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.