Region 10 ESC's Dyslexia Program provides both regional and state assistance to districts, charter schools, universities, parents, service centers, and other entities in the area of dyslexia.
If you have questions relating to professional development, assessment, instruction, training opportunities, or Dyslexia programs, please contact these Region 10 Education Service Center staff:
Dyslexia Helpline: 1-800-232-3030
On September 3, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval to update the Dyslexia Handbook. Some of the updates to the Dyslexia Handbook may require LEAs to make policy, procedure, and practice changes. The updated Dyslexia Handbook will go into effect on February 10, 2022.
Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update - Approved for second reading and final adoption by the Texas State Board of Education at its September 3, 2021 meeting to be effective February 10, 2022.
Please note: House Bill 3928 was passed by the 88th Texas Legislature (Regular Session) and impacts dyslexia evaluation, identification, and instruction. While the agency works to update the necessary materials, be aware that the law is effective immediately. The State Board of Education's proposed timeline for its required changes will be communicated as that timeline is determined and communicated to the agency.The agency has created resources to assist with the implementation of HB 3928:
- HB 3928 FAQs: Dyslexia Evaluation, Identification, and Instruction (August 2023) - Spanish coming soon
- IDEA Rights Overview Form - Coming soon
- TAA HB 3928: Dyslexia Evaluation, Identification, and Instruction (August 2023)
- Appendix A - Dyslexia Handbook FAQ (Updated August 2023)
- Appendix A- Dyslexia Handbook FAQ (Spanish) (Updated August 2023)
- Brief overview video of the bill
LEAs are encouraged to inform staff and begin the process of preparing for implementation, so they are well-positioned to comply once the changes go into effect. Additional guidance and information will be released as the in-effect date approaches. For more information on the updated Dyslexia Handbook, please click on the link below for the Letter To The Administrator Addressed.
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.
(From Texas Education Agency’s Dyslexia website)