LVISD Dyslexia and Related Disorders Handbook
The Dyslexia Handbook - 2021 Update
Dyslexia Handbook Updated - Spanish
Appendix A: Dyslexia Handbook FAQ March 2022
Dyslexia Handbook: Important Changes for Families, English
CAMBIOS IMPORTANTES QUE LAS FAMILIAS DEBEN ENTENDERDyslexia is a disability that is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. The Dyslexia Handbook Appendix A: Questions and Answers - Updated October 2022 (link above) indicates "the evaluation/identification of dyslexia is treated the same way as other Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) eligible disability categories in terms of the referral process. Anytime the district suspects or has reason to suspect that a student has dyslexia or a related disorder, and needs services, the district must seek parental consent for a full individual and initial evaluation (FIIE) under the IDEA." This document also states,"Evaluation teams must use the information contained in the Dyslexia Handbook along with state (TEC §29-003 and §29.004; 19 TAC §§89.1011, 89.1040, and 89.1050) and federal (34 CFR §300.301- 300.311) evaluation requirements, including those specific to SLD, to conduct a comprehensive evaluation. A multidisciplinary evaluation team that includes individuals with specific knowledge and training regarding the reading process, dyslexia, dyslexia instruction, the Dyslexia Handbook, and state and federal evaluation requirements is necessary. When a student is identified with dyslexia using the process outlined in chapter three of the Dyslexia Handbook, the student meets the first prong of eligibility under the IDEA (identification of condition). However, the presence of a disability condition alone, is not sufficient to determine if the student is a student with a disability under the IDEA. Eligibility under the IDEA consists of both identification of the condition and a corresponding need for specially designed instruction as a result of the disability." Students that are identified with dyslexia may be serviced through the 504 program or the Special Education program.
If you have any questions about dyslexia testing or interventions, please contact Bonnie Harker or Judy Jordan, the District Dyslexia Teachers at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.