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Identification

The board of trustees of a school district must ensure that procedures for identifying a student with dyslexia or a related disorder are implemented as stated in 19 TAC 74.28(a) and TEC 38.003(c). A school district's strategies for screening dyslexia and related disorders must be implemented in accordance with the Dyslexia Handbook Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders. A school district's techniques for treating dyslexia and related disorders must be implemented in accordance with the Dyslexia Handbook Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders. Screening should only be done by individuals/professionals who are trained to assess students for dyslexia and related disorders 19 TAC 74.28(b).

Support for students demonstrating these types of reading difficulties is provided through a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Section 504, and special education. 

  • A team of persons with knowledge of the student, instructional practices, and instructional options meets to discuss the data collected and the implications of the data.  If the team suspects the student has dyslexia, a related disorder, or another disability included within IDEA, the team must refer the student for a full individual and initial evaluation (FIIE).

  • Students who are currently eligible under IDEA and have an individualized education program (IEP) and are not suspected of having dyslexia or a related disorder must undergo reevaluation under IDEA.

  • When a formal evaluation is recommended, the school must complete an evaluation process as outlined in IDEA Procedural Safeguards under IDEA.

  • If a student is found to be eligible for special education and require dyslexia instruction, which is specially designed , or appropriate accommodations must be included in the plan to meet the individual needs of the student, including the components and delivery of dyslexia instruction as outlined in Chapter IV: Critical, Evidence-Based Components of Dyslexia Instruction.