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 imperceptions, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.
The current definition from the International Dyslexia Association states the following:
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 this 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 Board of Directors, November 12, 2012).
Denver City ISD has a district-wide plan that follows guidelines and procedures in The Dyslexia Handbook-Revised 2014: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders in the identification of, instruction for, and accommodations for students with dyslexia.
International Dyslexia Association
Academic Language Therapy Association
Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center