Dyslexia and Related Disorders

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Call for Submissions:

TEA is now accepting submissions from publishers of evidence-based dyslexia programs with the intent to develop a product resource list for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Find out more about the call for submissions and apply here. Applications are due by: June 21, 2024. Contact sped@tea.texas.gov with questions. 

Purpose

Texas has a long history of supporting the fundamental skill of reading. This history includes a focus on early identification and intervention for students with dyslexia. 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 State Dyslexia Coordinator, ESC Dyslexia Network Coordinator, the dyslexia contacts at each of the 20 regional education service centers and the helpline. We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this page.

Dyslexia Handbook

The Texas Dyslexia Handbook is developed and adopted into administrative rule by the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). The SBOE requires that each district and open-enrollment charter school implement the SBOE’s strategies for screening, individualized evaluation, and techniques for treating dyslexia and related disorders through its approved “Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders” [19 Texas Administrative Code 74.28]

Effective Until June 29, 2024:

On September 3rd, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval for updates to the Dyslexia Handbook. Some of the updates to the Dyslexia Handbook may require LEAs to make policy, procedure, and practice changes. LEAs were informed of these changes in a To The Administrator Addressed letter in September, 2021 so that they could be well positioned to be in compliance once the changes went into effect.

The updated Texas Dyslexia Handbook, linked below, is in effect as of February 10th, 2022.

 

In Effect As Of June 30, 2024:

At the April 12, 2024 State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting, the SBOE approved for second reading and final adoption changes to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 74.28. Included as a figure in 19 TAC 74.28 is the SBOE’s Dyslexia Handbook. The rule was filed in the Texas Register on June 1, which makes the rule and handbook effective on June 30, 2024. View the handbook.

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The Dyslexia Handbook
(Handbook effective on June 30, 2024)

Spanish (coming soon)


Dyslexia Resources

The following resources will be updated soon to align with the Dyslexia Handbook, effective June 30, 2024:

To The Administrator Addressed Correspondence (TAA):

Contact Information
SpedTex Special Education Information Center

Families: Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839)

View Resources for Families


Texas SPED Support

Educators: Special Education Resources

View Resources for Educators


Office of Special Populations and Student Supports

Department of Special Education:
Email: sped@tea.texas.gov

Department of Review and Support:
Email: ReviewandSupport@tea.texas.gov


State Dyslexia Helpline:

(800) 232-3030