What is Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a learning disability that specifically affects a person’s ability to process written language. Studies have shown that, when reading, people with dyslexia utilize parts of their brain differently than non-dyslexics. It is believed that the breakdown occurs in identifying and manipulating individual sounds in words. This breakdown affects a person’s ability to decode and recognize words quickly, which makes reading difficult.
The legal rights of students with dyslexia are guaranteed through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Programs and Services
All the dyslexia programs in Lytle ISD are evidence-based. Each campus has a program that provides the type of instruction specifically designed for a learner who has been identified with dyslexia. As required in the The Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update, instruction is multisensory, systematic, and intensive in nature.
Referral ProcessWhat referral process is followed for the evaluation/identification of dyslexia? Dyslexia is a specific learning disability. Therefore, the evaluation/identification of dyslexia is treated the same way as other IDEA eligible disability categories in terms of the referral process. Anytime Lytle ISD suspects or has reason to suspect that a student has dyslexia or a related disorder, and needs services, Lytle ISD must seek parental consent for a full individual and initial evaluation (FIIE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).