Dyslexia

  • When a student struggles with aspects of reading and spelling despite the ability to learn in the absence of print and receiving the same instruction that benefits his/her peers, he/she may be a student with dyslexia. According to the University of Michigan, 70%-80% of students with reading difficulties are likely to have some form of dyslexia.

    MISD follows the guidelines established for the evaluation of dyslexia in The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders --Revised 2014, published by the Texas Education Agency. Students who qualify for dyslexia services may receive a wide range of support from intense, pull-out intervention to classroom accommodations, or a combination of both.
    For students receiving intensive direct instruction, MISD uses the following curricula:
     ReadWell - for students below 3rd grade.  
     Language!, supplemented with VocabJourney, - for students in grades 3 through 6.
     Language! - for students in grades 7 through 12.
     
     
     “Don’t give up.  Others have gone through this.  You are not the only one.  With your dyslexia you can analyze things differently.  From a young age I could see there were other solutions that nobody thought could be done.  Never give up.”  ~ Patrick Whaley, Entrepreneur
     
    For more information about MISD's dyslexia evaluation process, download the MISD Guidelines for Dyslexia Evaluation
    Click HERE to access The Dyslexia Handbook and other dyslexia information published by the Texas Education Agency. 
     
    For more information about the Section 504 process, download the MISD Section 504 Handbook
     
     

    Parent Resources 


    Midway ISD does not endorse any particular entity or organization, but desires to pass on as many resources as possible for parents and students. If you know of a valuable resource that would be helpful to others, please contact Sharon Blanchard with the information.
     
    Helpful information about dyslexia, learning, and attention issues:
     Helpful information about transitioning to college for students with disabilities:
     

     Dyslexia PARENT NIGHT - Jan 2017

    A BIG "Thank You" goes out to the parents and teachers that attended our special evening!  We had a strong turnout and only expect more with each event. Also, a BIG "Thank You" goes to our MISD dyslexia teachers for bringing us such helpful information. If you missed our time together - or would like to review it again - below are the presentations and handouts for you.

     

    @Home:HelpfulTechniques&Technology

                Presentation
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    What is Dyslexia?

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                Handout 
     

     On the Move: Transitioning from campus to campus and from high school to post-secondary

                 How to Meet your Teachers/Professors
                 Transitioning to College

     


     

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