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Per the Texas Education Agency Dyslexia Handbook (revised 2019), Dyslexia means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity. TEX Section 38.003(d)(1)-(2)

The identification and intervention process for dyslexia can be multifaceted. These processes involve both state and federal requirements that must be followed. The evaluation, identification, and provision of services for dyslexic students are guided by both the Individuals with Disability Act (IDEA) and Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The Texas Education Agency’s revised Dyslexia Handbook can be located at:

Dyslexia Handbook-2018 Update (English Version)

Dyslexia Handbook-2018 Update (Spanish Version)

The following Texas Administrative Codes and Texas Education Codes have been updated since the 2018 update of the Dyslexia Handbook was published.  Please refer to the current versions below:

Texas Administrative Code §74.28 (State Board of Education Rule)

Texas Education Code §38.003 (State Law)

Texas Education Code §28.006 (State Law)

It is important to note that a student may be identified through Section 504 or Special Education.

If you have any questions or suspect your child may have Dyslexia, please contact your child’s campus or Season Sayles at 903-489-1387