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Dyslexia

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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 that 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 that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”

Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, Nov. 12, 2002. Many state education codes, including New Jersey, Ohio and Utah, have adopted this definition. Learn more about how consensus was reached on this definition: Definition Consensus Project.

 

The Dyslexia Handbook Updated in 2018, Texas Education Agency can be found here.

 

 

 

Online Resources:
Keyboarding:
   Dance Mat Typing: https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/
   Typing Club: https://www.typingclub.com/
Alphabet Activities:
   Alphabet Arc: https://dl.esc4.net/rla/alphabet-arc/english.html
   Florida Center for Reading Research: Student Center Activities https://fcrr.org/documents/sca/GK-1/P_Final_Part1.pdf
Other Dyslexia Friendly Learning Sites:
   Nessy: https://www.nessy.com/us/virtualschool/
   Get Epic: https://www.getepic.com/educators
   A-Z Learning: https://www.learninga-z.com/

 

Audio Book Resources:

Students with Dyslexia or other reading disabilities may qualify for these online resources.

 

Talking Book Program 

 

Bookshare 

 

Other resources:

 

For more information about programs and services, contact:

Daphne Garrett, Mildred MJH/MHS Counselor via phone or Email:

garrettd@mildredisd.org or 903-872-0392

 

Denise Knauth, Mildred MJH Dyslexia Teacher via Email

knauthd@mildredisd.org 

 

Heather Long , Mildred ES Counselor via phone or Email:

longh@mildredisd.org or 903-872-0381

 

Stefani Dalton, Mildred ES Dyslexia Teacher via Email:

daltons@mildredisd.org