Dyslexia and Related Services, San Antonio Independent School District
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As defined in the Texas Education Code Section 38.003:

Dyslexia means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write and/or spell despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence and sociocultural opportunities.

Related disorders include disorders similar to or related to dyslexia such as developmental auditory imperception, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.

As defined by the International Dyslexia Association in November 2002:

"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."

What can I do to help my dyslexic child?  Praise your child's strenghts and avoid pressuring him or her in the area of reading, writing or spelling.



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San Antonio Independent School District

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January 12, 2009

Leticia Carrasco
Senior Coordinato
r, SAISD Dyslexia, Section 504, RtI Department

Dyslexia and Related Disorders
406 Barrera Street
San Antonio, Texas 78210
(210) 354-3983

San Antonio Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Es norma del Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Antonio de no discriminar por motivos de raza, religion, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo require el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Titulo IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.