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Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?

The current definition from the International Dyslexia Association 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.  

 

Click the link to access the Dyslexia Handbook

 

The Port Aransas ISD Dyslexia Specialist is Lauren Sanders (sanders@paisd.net, 361-749-1212).

 

For more information about Dyslexia, please follow this link: https://dyslexiaida.org

 

Resources Available at PAISD

Learning Ally

Learning Ally has the world’s largest audio textbook library with over 80,000 human-narrated books that are audio-only or voice-to-text. Audiobooks are available *free* to all students who have been determined to be eligible by an educator or other school professional. Please see your child’s teacher to receive your student’s login credentials. 

Learn more about eligibility requirements here: https://www.learningally.org/Portals/6/Docs/TeacherResources/Eligibility%20FAQs.pdf

Download the Learning Ally app here: https://learningally.org/

 

Bookshare

Bookshare has a vast selection of audio books for students of all grade levels - including post secondary. Audiobooks are available *free* to all students who have been determined to be eligible by an educator or other school professional. Please see your child’s teacher to receive your student’s login credentials. 

Bookshare Frequently Asked Questions https://www.bookshare.org/cms/global/faq

Bookshares does not currently have an app. It must be accessed through an internet server such as Internet Explorer , Safari, and/or Chrome. This can be done from your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.