DYSLEXIA SERVICES  
 
Authorities: Texas Education Code; 19 T.A.C. Chapter 74
 
 
 
FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS CITATIONS
DYSLEXIA SERVICES


P 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. TEC 38.003(d)(1)

P Related disorders includes disorders similar to or related to dyslexia, such as developmental auditory imperceptions, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability. TEC 38.003(d)(2)

P Because early intervention is critical, a process for early identification, intervention, and support for students at risk for dyslexia and related disorders must be available in each local educational agency (LEA) as outlined in The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders. 74.28(g)

P The LEA's strategies for screening dyslexia and related disorders must be implemented in accordance with The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders. 74.28(b)

P Screening should only be done by individuals or professionals who are trained to assess students for dyslexia and related disorders. 74.28(b)

P Students enrolling in public schools in this state will be tested for dyslexia and related disorders at appropriate times in accordance with a program approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE). TEC 38.003(a)

P The board of trustees of the LEA must ensure that procedures for identifying a student with dyslexia or a related disorder are implemented. 74.28(a)

P Before an identification or assessment procedure is used selectively with an individual student, the LEA must notify the student's parent or guardian or another person standing in parental relation to the student. 74.28(d)

P The LEA must report through the Public Education Information Management System to the Texas Education Agency, the number of students enrolled in the district or school who are identified as having dyslexia. TEC 42.006(a-1)

P In accordance with the program approved by the SBOE, the board of trustees of each LEA must provide for the treatment of any student determined to have dyslexia or a related disorder. TEC 38.003(b)

P The LEA's techniques for treating dyslexia and related disorders must be implemented in accordance with The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders. 74.28(b)

P For students with dyslexia and related disorders, the LEA must purchase or develop its own reading program that is aligned with the descriptors found in The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders
74.28(c)

P For students eligible under the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the LEA must inform the student's parent or guardian of all services and options available to the student under that federal statute. 74.28(e)

P With respect to the location of the services: 74.28(f)

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  • Each LEA must provide each identified student access at the student's campus to instructional programs and the services of a teacher trained in dyslexia and related disorders;
74.28(f)
74.28(c)

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  • The LEA may, with the approval of each student's parents or guardians, offer additional services at a centralized location; and
74.28(f)

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  • Such centralized services must not preclude each student from receiving services at the student's campus.
74.28(f)

P Unless otherwise provided by law, a student determined to have dyslexia during testing or accommodated because of dyslexia may not be retested for dyslexia for the purpose of reassessing the student's need for accommodations, until the LEA reevaluates the information obtained from previous testing of the student. TEC 38.003(b-1)
TEC 38.003(a)

P Each LEA must provide a parent education program for parents and guardians of students with dyslexia and related disorders, including: 74.28(h)

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  • Awareness of characteristics of dyslexia and related disorders;
74.28(h)

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  • Information on testing and diagnosis of dyslexia;
74.28(h)

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  • Information on effective strategies for teaching students with dyslexia and related disorders; and
74.28(h)

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  • Awareness of information on accommodations, especially accommodations allowed on standardized testing.
74.28(h)

P Teachers who screen and treat students with dyslexia and related disorders must be trained in instructional strategies which utilize individualized, intensive, multisensory, phonetic methods, and a variety of writing and spelling components described in The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders. 74.28(c)

 
 
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017