Dyslexia is a neurobiological learning disability in which students have difficulty with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and have poor spelling and decoding abilities. Students are screened for dyslexia in early elementary and those who demonstrate characterizes of the disorder can be evaluated for additional support through Section 504.
Resources for Learning at Home
These are some resources available for your students. Some of these resources require financial commitments, but under current circumstances many are being offered at no charge. After opening the linked document, click/double click on a resource name to open the site:
The Dyslexia Handbook
Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders, 2021 Update - Texas Education Agency (TEA)
The purpose of the handbook is to provide procedures for school districts, charter schools, campuses, teachers, students, and parents/guardians in early identification of, instruction for, and accommodations for students with dyslexia.
- The Dyslexia Handbook
- El Manual Sobre la Dislexia, Versión 2018
- Dyslexia Handbook 2021 - Update
- Actualización del manual de dislexia 2021
Talking Book Program
The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish, and some in French, German, Russian, and other languages.
International Dyslexia Association
International Dyslexia Association (IDA) maintains an informative website with resources for families and educators. Click here to view the IDA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Dyslexia.
Basic Dyslexia Facts
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Click here to view Dyslexia Basics prepared by the International Dyslexia Association
Dysgraphia is a specific learning disability that affects how easily children acquire written language and how well they use written language to express their thoughts. Click here to view Understanding Dysgraphia prepared by the International Dyslexia Association
Basic Language Skills Reading Program - Elementary Dyslexia Curriculum
Basic Language Skills is a literacy instructional framework that is systematic, sequential, intensive and comprehensive. It is used in Hays CISD for students with dyslexia or related language learning differences in our elementary dyslexia classrooms.
Wilson Reading System - Secondary Dyslexia Curriculum
Wilson Reading System is a multisensory, structured curriculum. It is used in Hays CISD for students with dyslexia or related language learning differences in our secondary dyslexia classrooms.
Yale Center for Dyslexia
The Yale Center for Dyslexia website offers information and resources for students and families.
Learning Ally is an audiobook solution for students with learning differences.
White Paper - Teaching Students with Dyslexia: How to Recognize Early Warning Signs, Provide Effective Intervention, and Unlock Student Achievement