Dyslexia Parent Information Meeting
October 23, 2017
ESC Region 12
2101 West Loop 340
***See attached pdf***
The mission of the China Spring ISD Dyslexia program is to promote early identification, provide specialized instruction by highly trained staff, and to empower students to embrace their talents and strengths.
If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Crook, the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-836-1115.
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is defined as a specific learning disability that is characterized by difficulties in decoding, word recognition, and poor spelling. It may also include deficits in reading comprehension and writing. Generally, people with dyslexia have average to above average intelligence and can often do grade level work with the right accommodations. Dyslexics have a reputation for being bright, creative, and industrious. They typically have talents in other other areas such as math, art, music, and sports. In fact, some dyslexic students are also in gifted and Pre-AP programs.
Because reading is required in every subject, dyslexics often have difficulty demonstrating what they know about content areas. Accomodations allow students to demonstrate their knowledge in a subject.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities www.ncld.org
· This website has a wealth of information from definitions of learning disabilites to blogs by people living with them. Many of the resources on this site also have a link to podcasts and webcasts so that you can watch or listen to the material--making it accessible to everyone regardless of your ability to read!
The International Dyslexia Association www.interdys.org
· This website has very easy to understand FAQs (frequently asked questions) about dyslexia, intervention, and related disorders.
ESC Region 10 Interactive Dyslexia Handbook
Education Service Center Region XII Dyslexia Webpage
Books About Dyslexia
Books for Talking to Your Child About Dyslexia