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    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 programs.

    Program instructional components include, but are not limited to:

    o Phonological Awareness

    o History of the English Language

    o Alphabet/Dictionary

    o Automaticity of grapheme and phoneme recognition

    o Discovery of new graphemes/concepts

    o Reading/Reading Comprehension

    o Spelling

    o Handwriting

    o Verbal/Written Expression

    o Listening

    Dyslexia Defined by Law:
    Dyslexia means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by difficulty in learning to read, write, and/or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity.TEC § 38.003

    Students with Dyslexia often:

    • are creative and talented in many areas (art, mechanics, drama, music, athletics, etc.)
    • show special talent in areas that require spatial, visual, and motor integration
    • are underachievers
    Helpful Websites

    Texas Department of Education

    International Dyslexia Association

    Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

    National Center for Learning Disabilities

    Dyslexia Handbook-2007


    Carmen Lipscomb-Supervisor


Last Modified on April 18, 2012