What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate/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. (Source: The International Dyslexia Association)
Ector ISD offers the MTA curriculum through an online program called Amplio for our Dyslexia students. MTA is a comprehensive, integrated language arts program addressing reading decoding and comprehension, spelling and composition, cursive handwriting, and alphabet and dictionary skills. The ungraded curriculum encompasses the structure and science of the English language, and all students begin at the beginning. The goal is to complete the curriculum, as long as students are progressing according to criterion-referenced “Mastery Checks” administered periodically. If exit criteria is based on grade-level achievement alone, permanence of learning is not guaranteed. (Source: MTA PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES) For more information, please contact the EISD Dyslexia Teacher.
Dyslexia Changes for Families
Talking Books Program
7 things I Wish Parents Knew About Parenting Kids with Dyslexia
Parent Education Handout