Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological 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 growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
- The International Dyslexia Association
Once a teacher or parent expresses a concern, the Response to Intervention (RTI) team will review the student’s current levels of performance and academic history (both formal and informal data) to determine if a disability is suspected. If a disability is suspected, the student will be evaluated under Section 504 guidelines.
What do I do if I suspect my child has dyslexia?
Parents are encouraged to contact the campus administrator to request consideration for a dyslexia assessment.
Children with dyslexia can learn to read and be successful despite their learning differences. The Hutto ISD dyslexia team takes pride in providing research based programs offering systematic, explicit, and multisensory instruction on a regular basis.