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
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/ [rescue_spacing size="20px"] 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
12 07, 2017

Comments that Parents Hear: “We do not evaluate students for dyslexia.”

2018-07-23T14:02:52-05:00

Many schools do not understand dyslexia or have staff trained to evaluate for dyslexia.  While schools may have dyslexia programs, they are often weak or not available especially at the middle and high school levels, although they are required.  Many students with dyslexia are served in special education programs which may or may not be appropriate. In Texas and a few other states, schools are required to have specific programs for students with dyslexia that are not part of the special education program.  The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders is at http://tea.texas.gov/academics/dyslexia/  […]

Comments that Parents Hear: “We do not evaluate students for dyslexia.”2018-07-23T14:02:52-05:00
11 07, 2017

Dyslexia: What Is and What Isn’t?

2018-07-23T14:03:06-05:00

https://youtu.be/kE3DqJP-nkI?list=PL0Kjy0JtEbaTwV11xWYtnNTe5S6wqj_vS&w=500 [rescue_spacing size=”10px”] If you’ve heard the term dyslexia and aren’t sure what it means, you’re not alone. People tend to have a lot of questions about dyslexia. Is it a general term that covers many kinds of learning issues? How is it different from (or the same as) a specific learning disability? The answers here can help you develop a better understanding of dyslexia. What exactly is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a brain-based condition. It causes difficulty with reading, spelling, writing and sometimes speaking. In people with dyslexia, the brain has trouble recognizing or processing certain types of information. This [...]

Dyslexia: What Is and What Isn’t?2018-07-23T14:03:06-05:00
7 07, 2017

An Overview of Different Kinds of Learning Disabilities

2018-07-23T14:03:32-05:00

Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia—many different learning issues fall under the umbrella of “learning disabilities.” This video from the National Center for Learning Disabilities describes them. It also explains what issues don’t fall under that umbrella. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG_xSBsFMPQ&w=500

An Overview of Different Kinds of Learning Disabilities2018-07-23T14:03:32-05:00
8 05, 2017

A Parent’s Guide to Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia

2017-06-30T15:23:02-05:00

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 Instruction for Students with Dyslexia2017-06-30T15:23:02-05:00

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