What is Dyslexia?
- lexia—with words
Questions & Answers:
Who do I talk to regarding my concerns about my student possibly having dyslexia?
It is recommended that you first contact your student’s teacher to discuss your concerns related to your child’s progress in reading. After talking to your student’s teacher, you may wish to express your concerns to your school administration.
What is the process for a dyslexia assessment?
In Texas, dyslexia assessments are typically conducted through the Section 504 Process. Notification of proposal to assess the student for dyslexia must be provided to parents; parents need to be informed of their rights under Section 504; and permission to assess must be obtained from the parent or guardian prior to beginning the assessment.
Who ultimately identifies the student as dyslexic and makes the placement decision?
The identification must be made by a committee of knowledgeable persons formed at the district, charter school, or campus level. At the University of Texas Charter School, the team is a district level team whose membership may include District Dyslexia Specialist, administrator and student’s teacher(s).
This answer does not necessarily apply to students covered by IDEIA. If a student is covered by IDEIA, the placement decision would be made by the student’s admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee, which might include members of the committee of knowledgeable persons previously described for students with dyslexia.
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