• 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 2018 (English)

    Dyslexia Handbook Revised 2018 (Spanish)


    Related Links:

    International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

    Learning Ally (Formerly RFB&D)

    Texas Education Agency (TEA)

    Talking Book Program (TBP) - The Talking Book Program offers students with reading disabilities a variety of reading materials.  Qualified students can apply to the free program.  For more info visit www.texastalkingbooks.org or 1-800-252-9605. 


    Parent Resources:

    Parent Trainings offered through Reg 20 - English     Spanish

    Read and Spell Blog