• 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. This definition is adopted by the IDA Board, November 2002.

    It is also used by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, 2002.

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    Cheryl Wooten

    Coordinator of Special Programs
    Rebecca Faulkner

    Secretary for Special Programs
    Lyndi Plumlee


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    1008 Bailey Ranch Rd.
    Aledo, Texas 76008