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Dyslexia Department

(903) 671-3425 EXT: 5120

Amanda Priestly CALT, LDP 

Kristi Crowson CALT



What is Dyslexia? 

The student who struggles with reading and spelling often puzzles teachers and parents. The student
displays ability to learn in the absence of print and receives the same classroom instruction that benefits
most children; however, the student continues to struggle with some or all of the many facets of reading
and spelling. This student may be a student with dyslexia.

Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003 defines dyslexia in the following way:
(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” include disorders similar to or related to dyslexia such as developmental auditory imperceptions, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.

The International Dyslexia Association defines “dyslexia” in the following way:
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that 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 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 International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, November 12, 2002)

Helpful Links and Resources

2021 Dyslexia Handbook Changes- English

2021 Dyslexia Handbook Changes – Spanish 

2021 Texas Dyslexia Handbook  

Child Find Resources

Redwater ISD Dyslexia Parent Guide 

Redwater ISD District Dyslexia Handbook 

Talking Book Program 

Texas Education Agency, Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process

Texas Education Agency SPED Tex Parent Resources 

Texas Education Agency Dyslexia Fact Sheet (English and Spanish) 

Texas Education Agency, IDEA Fact Sheet (English and Spainsh) 




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Redwater , Texas 75573
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