All Things Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a language based learning condition resulting in difficulties with specific language skills, particularly in reading. Individuals with dyslexia may also experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, listening and speaking.
Dyslexia is neurological in origin resulting from differences in the structure and function of the brain. Dyslexia is not due to either lack of intelligence or desire to learn. Although dyslexia is a life-long condition and the impact might vary at different stages in a person’s life, with appropriate interventions dyslexics can learn successfully.
Tomball ISD dyslexia services are designed to provide reading intervention for students identified as having characteristics of dyslexia. Intervention services are offered to qualifying students in all grades. The components of instruction include explicit, systematic, and sequential multi-sensory instruction. Teachers and specialists providing dyslexia intervention are trained in dyslexia intervention strategies, which target the five areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The goal of the dyslexia intervention program is for students to gain accurate and fluent reading.
Common Misconceptions of Dyslexia
- Dyslexia is not a result of low intelligence. Difficulties acquiring reading are often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities.
- The problem is not behavioral, psychological, motivational, or social.
- Dyslexia is not related to vision-people with with dyslexia do not "see backwards."
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