Dyslexia and Related Services, San Antonio Independent School District
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The Dyslexia and Related Disorders Department of the San Antonio Independent School District provides appropriate services for students who are identified as dyslexic by trained dyslexia evaluators who administer a battery of assessments. Data from these assessments is analyzed to determine whether the student demonstrates characteristics of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. Dyslexic students are born with a difficulty in learning to read, write and/or spell despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunities. When a student is not making adequate process, despite best practices, high quality instruction, and scientific research-based reading interventions, the Response to Intervention (RtI) process is initiated. If, through this process, it is determined that the student is not making the needed progress, the Response to Intervention Team may determine a dyslexia referral is needed. PLEASE NOTE: Home schooled and private school students who live in the SAISD boundaries are not eligible for dyslexia screening or evaluation.

Characteristics of dyslexic individuals include:

  • Difficulty reading single words in isolation;
  • Difficulty accurately decoding nonsense or unfamiliar words;
  • Slow, inaccurate or labored oral reading; and/or
  • Difficulty learning to spell.

Students identified with characteristics of dyslexia should also be evaluated for Section 504 support.

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San Antonio Independent School District

Page modified
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.