What is Dyslexia?
The Texas Education Code defines dyslexia 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.
The International Dyslexia Association Definition of Dyslexia
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.
(Adopted by the IDA Board, November 2002 and the National Institutes of Health 2002)
Cedar Hill ISD provides instructional strategies that utilize individualized, intensive, and multisensory methods, which contain reading, writing and spelling components as appropriate. Components of instruction as appropriate for the reading needs of the student include instruction in phonemic awareness, sound-symbol association, syllabication, orthography, morphology, syntax, reading comprehension, reading fluency.
Dyslexia Handbook 2021 English