The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia in the following way:

"Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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 the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge."

-Adopted by the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, November 12, 2002

Our Mission

We partner with families, teachers, and educators to identify, support, empower and provide exceptional dyslexia services. By meeting the individual needs of each student, we help students recognize their potential and have the tools they need to achieve success throughout their lifetime.

Our Vision

Our program, as a nationwide model, provides every student identified with dyslexia an opportunity to thrive academically, fostering readers and writers while embracing the culture and values that support and encourage the success of all students with dyslexia.

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Social Media

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 461407
Garland, TX 75046
United States


Employee Position
Marcy Eisinger Assistant Director, Dyslexia
Anita Gonzales Dyslexia Coordinator
Stephanie Clark Dyslexia Coordinator