Mission Statement: The Manor ISD Dyslexia Program Department is committed to providing researched-based individualized reading intervention, in order to promote grade level performance amongst all students, therefore impacting student achievement in all academic areas.
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 usually 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. (Adopted by the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, November 12, 2002).
Characteristics of Dyslexia:
The following difficulties may be associated with Dyslexia if they are unexpected for the individual’s age, educational level, or cognitive abilities: