What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Dyslexia originates from and affects areas of the brain that process language.

People with dyslexia have normal intelligence and usually have normal vision. Most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized intervention program. Emotional support at home and at school also plays an important role.

You can read more definitions of Dyslexia from the
International Dyslexia Association
and
Understood.org

Salas Debbie Salas
Dyslexia Program Coordinator


Contact:
Cathelene Thomas Elementary
615 W. Lubbock - Slaton, TX 79364
Phone: 806-828-5805
Email: dsalas@slatonisd.net

Please click here to download a Dyslexia Factsheet (pdf) with general information for parents

CLICK HERE to download the most current version of the Texas Education Agency’s Dyslexia Handbook