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Sidney ISD Dyslexia Program
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. TEA Definition
2021 Updates to Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and
Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook)
Dyslexia laws can also be found in the following sources:
In 2017, the 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 1886, amending Texas Education Code (TEC)
§38.003, Screening and Treatment for Dyslexia,1 to require that all kindergarten and first-grade public school
students be screened for dyslexia and related disorders. Additionally, the law requires that all students beyond
first grade be screened or tested as appropriate.
A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall purchase a reading program or develop its own evidence-based reading program for students with dyslexia and related disorders that is aligned with the descriptors found in the "Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders."
The Dyslexia Handbook (TEA 2018 Update) The handbook contains guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. In addition, information regarding the state's dyslexia statutes and their relation to various federal laws is included.
Dyslexia Fact Sheet for Families
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