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Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003, Screening and Treatment for Dyslexia
SECTION 2. § 38.003(a) and (b-1), Education Code, are amended to read as follows:
(a) Students enrolling in public schools in this state shall be screened or tested, as appropriate, for dyslexia and related disorders at appropriate times in accordance with a program approved by the State Board of Education. The program must include screening at the end of the school year of each student in kindergarten and each student in the first grade.
SBOE Updates to §74.28
Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements,
Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
The board approved for second reading and final adoption proposed amendment
to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other
Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders, to update the
rule and to align the rule with recent legislative changes made by House Bill (HB)
1886, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. The updated rules will be
effective August 27, 2018.
Here is a link to the changes: Amendment to 19 TAC §74.28.
Texas Dyslexia Identification Academies
These modules are currently being updated. Modules 1-3 are expected to be released in the early Fall 2020.
Updated Dyslexia Assessment Report Resources
Teacher Interview for the English Speaking
Teacher checklist for ELs
Parent Info for Non-ELs
Parent Info for Spanish Speaking Student
Dyslexia Report Non LEP
Dyslexia Report Bilingual Student
Accommodation Resources--State of Texas Assessment Program
TEA STAAR/TELPAS Accomodation Resource Page
Council of Educators of Students with Disabilities (CESD)
Dysgraphia Livebinder of Resources
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Free Reading.net--an open resource for early literacy teachers
International Dyslexia Association
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Reading Teachers Network - Tools and Consumables
Scottish Rite Hospital and the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders Dallas,TX
Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas
Texas Education Agency
TEA Dyslexia and Related Disorders
Tools 4 Reading
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Accessible Books for Texas
Accessible Books for Texas is a Benetech project funded by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that provides on-the-ground training and support to Texas public K-12 educators, parents, and students on accessible educational materials (AIM). Bookshare is an accessible online library which has over 500,000 titles available to individuals with print disabilities. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students.
Learning Ally - Learning Ally has 80,000 + human-narrated audio books available to individuals with print disabilities. The materials can be delivered through internet downloads and accessed using various mainstream and assistive technology devices. Through a contract with TEA, Learning Ally offers free memberships to Texas K-12 public and charter schools with qualifying students.
SB 2075 requires school districts to notify parents of the Talking Book Program. The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish, and some in French, German, Russian, and other languages. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/index.html
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