Dyslexia Services

What is Dyslexia?

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 IDA Board, November 2002. This definition is also used by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 2002.

Dyslexia Specialists

Click here to see our Dyslexia Services Staff Directory

Parent and Teacher Resources:

  • https://youtu.be/0qQwON2nwPg  --information about MTA program used in Waco ISD
  • Dyslexia Handbook of 2014 https://www.region10.org/r10website/assets/File/DHBwithtabs10214.pdf

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"Reading is the fundamental skill on which all formal education depends. Research now shows that a child who doesn't learn the reading basics early is unlikely to learn them at all. Any Child who doesn't learn to read early and well will not easily master other skills and knowledge and is unlikely to flourish in school or life."

- Moats, 1999

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