Skip to main content

West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District

Main Menu Toggle

Dyslexia

The West Orange Cove CISD Dyslexia Program is designed to provide reading intervention for children who meet screening criteria for dyslexia. Intervention services are offered to qualifying students in grades K-12.

These services provide the students with the skills and strategies to improve their decoding skills and to improve reading, reading fluency and comprehension.

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation, and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the Director of Student Services, 409-882-5436.

Definition

The Texas Education Code (TEC) section 38.003 defines dyslexia as follows

  1. Dyslexia means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity. 
  2. Related disorders includes disorders similar to or related to dyslexia such as developmental auditory imperceptions, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.

Identification

The West Orange Cove Consolidated School District Dyslexia Program follows the procedural guidelines set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Both Section 504 and the Revised Procedures concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders from the Texas Education Agency form the basis for the assessment, identification and programming developed by the West Orange-Cove CISD. This program is specifically designed to serve students who exhibit characteristics associated with dyslexia.