The Atlanta ISD Dyslexia Program follows guidelines set by TEA (Texas Education Agency) to identify, evaluate and provide services for students with dyslexia and related disorders. We provide students with the appropriate interventions and supports to ensure they receive the educational opportunities they deserve.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
Adopted by the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, November 12, 2002
A child with dyslexia may have difficulty with
Remember that students display differences in degree of impairment and may not exhibit all the characteristic listed above.
Dyslexia looks different for every child!