OCTOBER IS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH!
Under the Big Top
Dyslexia Awareness Night
Tuesday, Nov. 5th
Advanced Technology Building
This community event is for families, students, educators, and community members alike.
Please come to learn about the Denton ISD Dyslexia Program and facts about dyslexia.
Lesson components will be thoroughly explained and demonstrated.
Learn how to help your child at home through multisensory interactive games.
There will be a Make-and-Take area for the children.
Free popcorn, pizza, sodas, and water
DyslexiaDyslexia is a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by difficulty in learning to read, write, and/or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and socio-cultural 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 Multi-sensory Teaching Approach (MTA) coupled with best practices from the Alphabetic Phonics, Situation Learning, and Take Flight Programs are used as the intervention model. Students identified as being dyslexic will be given support and appropriate accommodations in order to be successful in their academic programs.Mary Decker, MD. Ed, Certified Academic Language TherapistDenton ISD District Dyslexia CoordinatorOffice in Bill Giese Special Services Building1303 N. Elm Street, Denton, TX 76201940-369-0054DISD Dyslexia Department Vision, Mission, Beliefs