Dyslexia
Lisa Hardcastle
Lisa Hardcastle
Dyslexia Coordinator
(281) 284-0078
Our Mission

The mission of Clear Creek Independent School District’s dyslexia program is to properly identify students with dyslexia, provide academic support that meets their individual needs and assist the student in developing skills to compensate for any difficulties they may have in order to become successful individuals.
  

Clear Creek Independent School District offers services to students with dyslexia at each campus. The district uses a variety of instructional models to meet the needs of the student with dyslexia, including pull-out reading instruction, reading and study skills classes, and classroom accommodations. The goal of these services is for students to gain mastery of skills and concepts to become independent, capable readers. In addition, both teacher and parent education opportunities are provided.

Dyslexia Resources

Dyslexia Defined   

As defined in TEC §38.003 (The Dyslexia Law):
  • “Dyslexia” means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and socio-cultural opportunity.
  • “Related disorders” includes disorders similar to or related to dyslexia such as developmental auditory imperception, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.
The International Dyslexia Association’s definition of dyslexia states:

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.

Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge ( Perspectives on Dyslexia, 29, Winter, 2003).

Characteristics
What If I Suspect My Child Has Dyslexia?

First and foremost, discuss your concerns with your child’s classroom teacher. He or she may be able to reassure you that your child is making appropriate progress. If you continue to be concerned about your child’s progress, contact your child’s assistant principal in writing, expressing your concerns.

All referrals are processed through the Student Success Team (SST). The SST will meet and recommend intervention strategies for the classroom teacher to use in order to help your child. Based on the results of these interventions, your child may or may not be referred on to dyslexia testing, Section 504 or Special Education.

If your child is currently eligible for either Section 504 or Special Education, please contact the appropriate committee with your concerns.

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