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 2018, 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 receiving Dyslexia intervention in the special education setting up to grade 6Reading by Design - for students receiving Dyslexia intervention in the general education setting below 5th grade.Language!Live along with supplemented research- and evidence-based activities - for studentsreceiving Dyslexia intervention in grades 5 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, EntrepreneurFor more information about MISD's dyslexia evaluation process, download the MISD Section 504 & Dyslexia HandbookClick 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 & Dyslexia Handbook
Parent ResourcesMidway 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.Texas State Library and Archives Commission - Talking Book Program is a FREE service that allows students with reading disabilities the opportunity to enjoy reading. A Parent Letter can be accessed here. Access more information from the state website here.Helpful information about dyslexia, learning, and attention issues:Helpful information about transitioning to college for students with disabilities:
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What is Dyslexia?
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