Children learn to read, write and spell in different ways. A balanced reading program should meet the needs of most students. Students who do not learn to read, write, and spell in spite of a broad, balanced reading program should be provided alternative strategies to meet this goal. If the strategies are unsuccessful, the child may have a developmental reading disorder, such as dyslexia. Children who show signs of dyslexia may need intervention to succeed in school. The Fort Hancock ISD Dyslexia Instructional Program is offered at each campus to those students who meet program qualifications.
- To intervene with students having difficulty reading, writing and/or spelling to help them learn strategies to compensate and become successful readers while becoming successful students in their classes.
- To be proactive in the early identification of students who may need instructional intervention for dyslexia.
- To provide alternative learning strategies by teachers trained in dyslexia methods for those students identified as having dyslexic tendencies.
- To enable each student served within the Dyslexia Instructional Program to meet minimum expectations on the state reading assessment.