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Dyslexia Helpline:  1-800-232-3030

Texas Dyslexia Academy (Coming Soon)

Dyslexia Handbook

Technology Integration for Students with Dyslexia (Techplan)

 

On September 3rd, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval for updates to 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 in the coming weeks (20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register). LEAs are encouraged to inform staff and begin the process of preparing for implementation, so they are well-positioned to be in compliance 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.

Updates to Dyslexia Handbook:  Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook)

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. 


 

When I had dyslexia, they didn't diagnose it as that. It was frustrating and embarrassing. I could tell you a lot of horror stories about what you feel like on the inside. Keep pitching! Don't let failure of your last pitch affect the success of your next pitch.
— Nolan Ryan

 

 

Books about Dyslexia

  • All Kinds of Minds by Mel Levine, M.D.
  • Basic Facts About Dyslexia & Other Reading Problems by Louisa Cook Moats, Karen E. Dakin
  • Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning About Print—A Summary by Marilyn Jager Adams
  • Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain by Maryanne Wolf
  • Dyslexia: Theory and Practice of Instruction, Third Edition by Diana Brewster Clark, Joanna Kellog Uhry
  • English Isn’t Crazy! by Diana Handbury King
  • Helping Children Overcome L.D. by Gerome Rosner
  • Homework Without Tears: A Parent’s Guide for Motivating Children To Do Homework and To Succeed in School by Lee Canter, Lee Hausner
  • How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star: A Story of Hope for Dyslexic Children and Their Parents by Joe Griffith
  • Informed Instruction for Reading Success: Foundations for Teacher Preparation by The International Dyslexia Association
  • Josh: A Boy With Dyslexia by Caroline Janover
  • Keeping A Head in School: A Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders by Mel Levine, M.D.
  • Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and AdHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution by Jonathan Mooney, David Cole
  • Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, 3rd Edition by Judith R. Birsh (Ed.)
  • My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt
  • Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at An Level by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
  • Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan L. Hall, Louisa C. Moats
  • Proust and the Squid, The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf
  • Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition by Melissa Lee Farrall
  • Reading David: A Mother and Son’s Journey Through the Labyrinth of Dyslexia by Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D.
  • Revealing Minds: Assessing to Understand and Support Struggling Learners by Craig Pohlman
  • Smart Kids with School Problems: Things to Know & Ways to Help by Pricilla Vail
  • Speech to Print by Louisa C. Moats
  • Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years by Susan L. Hall, Louisa C. Moats
  • The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki, M.D., Leslie Tonner
  • The Many Faces of Dyslexia by Margaret Byrd Rawson
  • The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disability by Larry B. Silver, M.D.
  • The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
  • The Source for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia by Regina Richards
  • The Tuned-in, Turned-on Book about Learning Problems by Marnell Hayes
  • The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research by Peggy McCardle, Vinita Chhabra
  • The Worst Speller in Jr. High by Caroline Janover, Rosemary Wellner
  • “What’s Wrong with Me?” Learning Disabilities at Home and School by Regina Cicci

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