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Mansfield Independent School District

Dyslexia Services

Staci Buck - RTI Director, 817-299-4389
1016 Magnolia Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063

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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.

A request for a dyslexia evaluation may be made at any time during or after receiving intervention if the student is not responding to the intervention and demonstrates characteristics of dyslexia. Parent or guardian requests for dyslexia evaluation should be made to the Section 504 Campus Coordinator by the parent.

Serving the Dyslexic Student

Mansfield ISD provides a program for all students with dyslexia. Each student is served by a trained reading specialist on the home campus. The MISD Dyslexia Program includes the components of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, reading fluency, and reading comprehension strategies.

The instructional strategies utilize research-based, explicit, multisensory phonetic methods and a variety of writing and spelling components to meet the specific learning needs of each individual student.

Instruction is organized and presented in a way that follows a logical, sequential plan and proceeds at a rate commensurate with each student’s needs, ability level, and demonstration of progress.

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No two students are alike. Some students, in fact, face unique challenges every day as they attempt to succeed in the classroom. Dyslexia is one of several distinct learning differences that Mansfield ISD constructs a comprehensive plan to combat.

 

 

 


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