The World of Dyslexia!

Contact Information: 
Heather Woods, M.Ed./Reading Specialist/MRT
936-872-3315 Ext. 351

What is Dyslexia?
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 growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”

Dyslexia Program Services at Broaddus Elementary
Broaddus ISD utilizes two research-based direct instruction intervention programs as the basis for our dyslexia program services. Reading by Design and SRA are systematic, multisensory approaches aligned with trusted research-based practices for developing literacy among students identified with dyslexia. For more information concerning dyslexia services available to your student, please contact Mrs. Woods.

Reading by Design Program Info:

SRA Program Info:

Child Find
Early intervention is very important, so public schools provide services to children with disabilities to ensure their academic success. For more information on how our campus identifies, serves, and monitors our students under Child Find, please visit:

What Can I do to Help at Home?
Helpful Links:

Dyslexia Handbook:

Dyslexia Program Awareness Brochure:

Talking Books Program:

Ipad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia:
Wheel_of_Apps.pdf (

Legal Framework Links:
English: Home Page for the Legal Framework (
Spanish: Home Page for the Legal Framework (