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How Widespread is Dyslexia? 85% Likely to be dyslexic 15-20% with reading disability School Population
Dyslexia True and False Quiz
Myths & Misconceptions About Dyslexia Does not exist – is merely a catch all term for learning problems Dyslexia cannot be diagnosed until a child is 8 to 11 years old. It’s a visual problem – people see and write letters and words backward. Forcing a student to read every day will make him or her a better reader.
Primary Characteristic differences for Bilingual (Spanish /English) Fluency and Phonological Deficits are the major indicators.
Data Gathering for Bilingual/ELL LPAC documentation Home Language Survey Assessment related to identification for ELL (formally called LEP/Limited English Proficiency) TAKS documentation when available Types of programming Student Language Proficiency TELPAS Dyslexia Handbook p. 7
Who Assesses the Bilingual/ELLs?
Living With Dyslexia: Video Clip Video: Living With Dyslexia
Assessment Requirements Language of Instruction Oral proficiency Listening comprehension Trained personnel
How is the Bilingual/ELL Student Identified? Dyslexia Handbook p.7
Language of Intervention ENGLISH espaÑol
DPISD Spanish Intervention Program ESPERANZA LECTURA PROACTIVO VOYAGER PASAPORTE