504 Dyslexia

Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003 defines dyslexia and related disorders in the following way: “Dyslexia” means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity. “Related disorders” include disorders similar to or related to dyslexia, such as developmental auditory imperception, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.

Senate Bill (SB) 2075 requires school districts to notify the parents or guardians of students determined, on the basis of Dyslexia screening or reading instrument results to have Dyslexia or a related disorder, or to be at risk for Dyslexia or other reading difficulties, to have access to the Talking Book Program (TBP) maintained by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Talking Books Program

The Talking Books Program TBP provides digital audio, large print, and Braille Books and magazines to Texans who cannot read standard print due to a qualifying visual, physical, or reading disability. Service for students is available both at home and in the classroom. Click here to access the Talking Books Program.

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 the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.   The link below provides further information

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Dyslexia.pdf

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