Dyslexia/504 Coordinator
Karah Weaver

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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 the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. (Lyon, G.R., Shaywitz, S. E., Shaywitz, B.A. (2003). A definition of dyslexia. Annals of Dyslexia, 53, 1-14.) Students with dyslexia can be served under special education or under Section 504, depending on the student’s unique needs. To access the TEA Website regarding Dyslexia, please click on the link below:

The Texas Dyslexia Handbook

• Texas has special guidance regarding the identification and treatment of dyslexia and related disorders via the Texas Dyslexia Handbook

• You can view the current version of the handbook by clicking on the link below:


The Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update:

Important changes for families to understand:


Actualización del manual de dislexia 2021:

Cambios importantes que las familias deben entender:


Parent Information:





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