Dyslexia is a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by difficulty in learning to read, write, and/or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity. (Texas Education Code §38.003)
Children learn to read, write and spell in different ways. A balanced reading program should meet the needs of most students. Students, who do not learn to read, write and spell when presented with a broad, balanced literacy program should be offered a variety of alternative strategies to meet this goal. If these alternative strategies are not successful, the student may have a reading disorder, sometimes known as dyslexia. Students who exhibit signs of dyslexia may need intervention treatment in order to be successful in school. Denton Independent School District offers a dyslexia program to students who meet the eligibility criteria. The Multisensory Teaching Approach (MTA) coupled with best practices from the Alphabetic Phonics and Take Flight Programs are used as the intervention model. Students identified as being dyslexic will be given support and appropriate modifications and/or accommodations in order to be successful in their academic program.