Dyslexia and Related Disorders

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Purpose

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.

 

Dyslexia Handbook

The 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. 

 

 

 

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). HB 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, transferred the requirement from TEC, §42.006 to new TEC, §48.009.

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 below.

 

 

Dyslexia Resources