(903) 671-3425 EXT: 5120
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
Required Postings for Dyslexia
Redwater ISD Dyslexia Parent Guide
Dyslexia Handbook - https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/texas-dyslexia-handbook-2021.pdf
Dyslexia Handbook Update - https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/texas-dyslexia-handbook-2021.pdf
Appendix A: Questions and Answers- Updated October 2022
Appendix A: Questions and Answers- Updated October 2022- Spanish
Dyslexia Handbook Update in Spanish
Actualización del manual de dislexia 2021: CAMBIOS IMPORTANTES QUE LAS FAMILIAS DEBEN ENTENDER
Talking Book Program - https://www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/index.html
TEA, Parent Guide to the ARD Process English
TEA, Parent Guide to the ARD Process Spanish
TEA, SPED TEX Parent Resources - https://www.spedtex.org/families
TEA, Dyslexia Fact Sheet - https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Dyslexia.pdf
Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Protección
Provider Contact Information:
Amanda Priestly, CALT
Licensed Dyslexia Practitioner
Redwater ISD (903) 671-3425
Redwater Intermediate School
Redwater Elementary School
Please see the School Board tab regarding adopted district policies.