This page includes resources to assist in identifying and providing services for students with dyslexia and related disorders in Texas schools. In addition to this page, information is available through the dyslexia contacts at each of the 20 regional education service centers and the state dyslexia contact at Region 10. We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this page.
State Board of Education (SBOE) on November 16, 2018, gave final approval to updates
to The Dyslexia Handbook—2018 Update: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and
Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook). The updates address recent
legislative changes and clarify processes regarding identification and services
for students, including students with dysgraphia. The updated Dyslexia Handbook
is effective immediately.
The handbook contains guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. In addition, information regarding the state's dyslexia statutes and their relation to various federal laws is included.
The Dyslexia Handbook—2018 Update: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (PDF)
Spanish translation coming soon.
Order printed copies of The Dyslexia Handbook-2018 Update (English) from ESC Region 10 (outside source)
Dyslexia and Related Disorders Reporting Study
In 2013, House
Bill (HB) 1264 added Texas Education Code, §42.006, to require school districts and open-enrollment
charter schools to report the number of students enrolled
who are identified as having dyslexia through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS).
In an effort to better understand the reporting procedures used by
districts and open-enrollment charter schools with regard to the PEIMS dyslexia
indicator as well as to determine whether the guidance provided to districts is
sufficient to ensure that students with dyslexia and related disorders are
correctly reported,TEA contracted with American Institutes for
Research (AIR) to conduct a study of dyslexia reporting. Results of the study are available at the link
Dyslexia and Related Disorders Reporting Study (PDF, 1696 KB)
The following resources provide information to support educators providing dyslexia services:
Accessible Instructional Materials
Accommodation Resources – Classroom/Campus (outside source)
Accommodation Resources – State of Texas Assessment Program
International Dyslexia Association (IDA) (outside source)
Technology Integration for Students with Dyslexia (outside source)
Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (outside source)