• What is Dyslexia?

    Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that makes it difficult for people to read. Dyslexia is mainly a problem with reading accurately and fluently. Students with dyslexia may have trouble answering questions about something they’ve read. But when it’s read to them, they may have no difficulty at all.

    Dyslexia can create difficulty with other skills. These include: Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Writing, Math

    Students will be referred for an evaluation for the dyslexia program based on common signs of dyslexia. The following may be associated with dyslexia if they are unexpected for the individual’s age, educational level or cognitive abilities:


    • Has trouble recognizing whether two words rhyme
    • Struggles with learning new words
    • Has trouble recognizing letters and matching them to sounds
    • Talks later than most children

    Grade School

    • Has trouble taking away the middle sound from a word or blending several sounds to make a word
    • Often can't recognize common sight words
    • Quickly forgets how to spell many of the words she studies
    • Gets tripped up by word problems in math

    Middle School

    • Makes many spelling errors
    • Frequently has to re-read sentences and passages
    • Reads a lower academic level than how she speaks

    High School

    • Often skips over small words when reading aloud
    • Doesn't read at the expected grade level
    • Strongly prefers multiple-choice questions over fill-in-the-blank or short answer

    The Section 504 Committee determines eligibility based on the dyslexia assessment, then makes the recommendation for the student. Possible recommendations may include:

    • No placement recommended
    • 504 placement with classroom accommodations/placement in the Dyslexia Instructional Program
    • Referral for Special Education services
    • Other recommendation appropriate for the student

    If the Section 504 committee recommends placement in the dyslexia program, written parent permission is required and will be obtained prior to placement.


    Helpful Links:

    Dyslexia Handbook

    TEA Dyslexia Handbook

    Dyslexia Signs and Symptoms

    https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/understanding- dyslexia#item1

    Dyslexia Fact Sheet


    Dyslexia Resources


    Dyslexia Campus Contact Information

    Hardin Elementary School

    Lisa Collins, Counselor

    Phone: 936-298-2114

    Email: lcollins@hardinisd.net


    Hardin Junior High

    Betsy Henry, Counselor

    Phone: 936-298-2054

    Email: bhenry@hardinisd.net


    Hardin High School

    Melissa Waller, Counselor

    Phone: 936-298-2118

    Email: mwaller@hardinisd.net