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Our Dyslexia Program
Hughes Springs Independent School District's Dyslexia Program properly identifies students with dyslexia, provides academic support to meet their individual needs and assists the students in developing skills to compensate for any difficulties they may have in order to become successful individuals.
As defined in TEC §38.003 (The Dyslexia Law):
Dyslexia” means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and socio-cultural opportunity.
"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.
The International Dyslexia Association’s definition of dyslexia states:
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.
If you suspect that your child may need to be evaluated for dyslexia, please contact your campus administrator regarding your concerns. They will be able to assist you with this process.
HSISD Dyslexia Resources
Dyslexia Fact Sheet (English)
Dyslexia Fact Sheet (Spanish)
IDEA Fact Sheet (English)
IDEA Fact Sheet (Spanish)
2021 Dyslexia Handbook (texas.gov)
Dyslexia Handbook--2018 in Spanish (texas.gov)
2021 TEA-Dyslexia Handbook Important Changes (English)
2021 TEA-Dyslexia Handbook Important Changes (Spanish)
Talking Book Program | TSLAC (texas.gov)
Audiobooks for Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities | Learning Ally
Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports Network (texas.gov)
SPED Procedural Safeguards
Section 504 Notice of Rights & Procedural Safeguards ENGLISH
Section 504 Notice of Rights & Procedural Safeguards SPANISH
TEA Parents Guide to the Admission Review and Dismissal Process
Parent Resources - SPEDTex
Dyslexia Resource - Region 10 Website
Parents Guide to Dyslexia | Child Mind Institute
Free Online Resources For Kids With Dyslexia | Brisbane Kids
Dyslexia/Reading App for Kids
SPEDTex Helpline: 1-855-773-3839
State Dyslexia Helpline: 1-800-232-3030
Dyslexia Awareness Pamphlet
Dyslexia Awareness Pamphlet Spanish
Dyslexia Parent Night Power Point
Information for Parents
HSISD Dyslexia Therapist Contact Information
Jennifer Bean, CALT 903-639-3889
Robin Powell, CALT 903-639-3917
Stacy Newsom, CALT 903-639-3890
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