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Dyslexia/504

504/Dyslexia Contact
 
Dr. Timothy Walsh
Executive Director of Student
Services & Accountability
Phone: 936-890-2062
 
 
Definition of Dyslexia

 As defined in Texas Education Code §38.003

 

(1) “Dyslexia” means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity.

 

(2) “Related disorders” includes disorders similar to or related to dyslexia such as developmental auditory imperception, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.

 

Students identified as having dyslexia typically experience primary difficulties in phonological awareness and manipulation, single-word reading, reading fluency, and spelling. Consequences may include difficulties in phonological awareness are unexpected for the student’s age and educational level, and are not primarily the result of language difference factors. Additionally, there is often a family history of similar difficulties.

 

District Dyslexia Plan

Willis ISD District Dyslexia Plan

 

Dyslexia Handbook  (Outside Source)

Dyslexia Handbook Revised 2014 (English)

Dyslexia Handbook Revised 2014 (Spanish)

 

Dyslexia Program Awareness Brochure for Educators and Parents

(Source Region 10)

English Version

Spanish Version

 

Related Links:

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

Learning Ally (Formerly RFB&D)

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

 

Section 504

Section 504 Frequently asked Questions