• What is Dyslexia?



    Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/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

    Texas Education Agency's  definition of Dyslexia is a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity. Related disorders include disorders similar to or related to dyslexia such as developmental auditory  imperceptions, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability. 

    Waco ISD follows the guidelines established for the evaluation of dyslexia in  2021 Dyslexia Handbook, published by the Texas Education Agency.







    Waco ISD- Dyslexia


    Kourtni Parnell, Director of 504/Dyslexia/RTI