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Katy Independent School District

Interventions

​​​​​Dyslexia

Katy ISD provides specialized instructional support to students who have been identified as dyslexic.  Dyslexia manifests in difficulties with phonemic awareness, decoding, reading fluency or spelling.  In most cases, these difficulties are unexpected given the student's cognitive abilities.

The Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003 defines dyslexia as a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity.

If a student with reading difficulties does not respond to instructional interventions, the student's teacher will contact the parents to get input regarding the student's academic and socio-emotional development.  If it is determined that the child should be formally assessed for dyslexia, the parents will be informed of their rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and parental consent to assess will be obtained.*

If you suspect that your child may be dyslexic, or if you have further questions regarding the district's dyslexia program, contact your child's teacher.  You may also contact one of the district's Instructional Officers:

Lynette Cornell, Instructional Officer for Elementary Reading Intervention, at 281.396.2475

Shelli Shaw, Instructional Officer for Secondary Reading Intervention, at 281.396.2127

*If the student is being assessed as part of a special education evaluation or is already served in special education and a dyslexia evaluation is being requested, IDEA due process procedures must be followed.

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