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.
MISD Dyslexia Quarterly Newsletter
now available in English and Español
Serving the Student with Dyslexia
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.
Early intervention is critical. With the right supports, dyslexic individuals can become highly successful students.
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.
- MISD Dyslexia Program Brochure (en Español)
- At-Home Connections provided by MISD Dyslexia Services (All Levels)
- What is Dyslexia?
- TEA Dyslexia
- §504 Child Find Notice
- Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)
- International Dyslexia Association
- Learning Ally
- Talking Book Program
- Education Service Center Region XI
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, 504, Dyslexia & Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
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.