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18 02, 2019

5 Questions to Start Conversations About Using Terms Like Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

2019-05-20T11:46:30-05:00

Parents and educators may have different opinions about specific terms like dyslexia or more general terms like learning disabilities. Understanding these terms and agreeing on which to use can help prevent confusion and conflict.

5 Questions to Start Conversations About Using Terms Like Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia2019-05-20T11:46:30-05:00
9 10, 2018

TEA is Requesting Feedback Regarding Updates to the Dyslexia Handbook

2018-10-09T12:49:19-05:00

Educators, parents, and community members are invited to review draft updates to The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook) and to provide specific feedback or recommendations to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The draft updated handbook is available on the Dyslexia page of the TEA website, https://tea.texas.gov/academics/dyslexia/. Earlier this year, the State Board of Education (SBOE) tasked a committee with making recommendations for updates to The Dyslexia Handbook – Revised 2014: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook) to address recent legislative changes and to clarify processes regarding identification and services for students. The SBOE is scheduled [...]

TEA is Requesting Feedback Regarding Updates to the Dyslexia Handbook2018-10-09T12:49:19-05:00
28 06, 2018

Services for Students with Dyslexia Facebook Live with Steven Aleman, Disability Rights Texas

2018-06-28T15:47:39-05:00

Watch our special Facebook Live as Steven Aleman of Disability Rights Texas discusses TEA’s recently released Letter to the Administrator on the Provision of Services for Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders. https://www.facebook.com/PRNTexas/videos/10155847493804163/ Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PRNTexas

Services for Students with Dyslexia Facebook Live with Steven Aleman, Disability Rights Texas2018-06-28T15:47:39-05:00
15 05, 2018

FAQs About Evaluations for Learning and Attention Issues

2018-07-23T14:40:37-05:00

Deciding to have your child evaluated for learning and attention issues is a big step. You may have questions about the process. Here are some frequently asked questions about evaluations from Understood.org: What are the benefits of getting my child evaluated? The evaluation process can provide more information about the specific issues that are causing your child’s difficulty with learning. It’s also a way to see if your child is eligible for special education services. Having special education services can give your child extra support in the classroom to make learning a little easier. […]

FAQs About Evaluations for Learning and Attention Issues2018-07-23T14:40:37-05:00
26 01, 2018

A Parent’s Guide to Effective Instruction

2019-10-03T11:36:56-05:00

Reading problems are the most common type of academic underachievement. Especially for students with dyslexia, learning to read and write can be exceedingly difficult. Dyslexia and related reading and language difficulties are the result of neurobiological variations, but they can be treated with effective instruction. Effective instruction is instruction that is tied to student needs, as determined by diagnostic testing and evaluation. It is instruction delivered by knowledgeable and skilled individuals in a step-by-step fashion that leads to the achievement of desired outcomes or goals by targeting a student’s relative strengths and strengthening his or her relative weaknesses. Effective instruction also [...]

A Parent’s Guide to Effective Instruction2019-10-03T11:36:56-05:00
7 12, 2017

Positive Emotions: Helping a Teen with LD Cope Better with Stress

2018-07-23T14:29:25-05:00

With mounds of homework, looming SAT tests, and worries about the future – being a teen in today’s world can be incredibly stressful. Add a learning disability (LD) to the mix, and you’ve no doubt witnessed your fair share of short fuses. You can’t eliminate stress altogether for your teen – nor would you want to. But when stress is taking too high a toll, what’s the answer? A growing body of research shows that instilling positive emotions, such as gratitude, hope, awe, and compassion, can make a big difference. Not only can it counteract the fight-or-flight stress response and improve [...]

Positive Emotions: Helping a Teen with LD Cope Better with Stress2018-07-23T14:29:25-05:00

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