ERIC Number: ED432111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Dyslexia and Related Disorders: Texas State Law, State Board of Education Rule and the Revised Procedures Concerning Dyslexia.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Curriculum, Assessment, and Professional Development.
This guide contains the recently revised 1998 Texas procedures concerning dyslexia and related disorders and provides school districts and parents with additional information on the state's dyslexia law and its relationship to the federal laws, Section 540 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The revised procedures concerning dyslexia outline a process for determining whether students may have reading difficulties and, if so, whether the difficulties may be due to dyslexia. The data gathering and remedial strategies sections contain screening and remediation measures for all types of reading difficulties. The intervention options section describes actions to be taken for students who display common reading difficulties that can be corrected with remedial programs. The section relating to identification and placement describes the first part of the identification and placement process in which specific procedures are implemented to determine whether a student has dyslexia. Information is also provided on testing accommodations for students with reading difficulties for the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills Test. A section containing frequently asked questions and answers about procedures for students with dyslexia and a listing of the dyslexia contact persons follows the overview of the state and federal requirements. (CR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disability Identification, Dyslexia, Educational Legislation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Remedial Instruction, Special Education, State Programs, State Regulation, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Testing Accommodations
Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817 ($2.50 for nonprofit institutions, $3 for all other organizations).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Curriculum, Assessment, and Professional Development.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)