Dyslexia Newsletter

November 2019

What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley
Talking Book Program

SB 2075 requires schools to make sure that parents of students with dyslexia are notified of the free audio books that are available through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Click on the title to take you to the Talking Book link.

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Famous People with Dyslexia

Twice-Exceptional Children

What does twice-exceptional mean? The term twice-exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, refers to gifted children who have some form of disability. It can be hard to recognize or understand the signs. The Texas Education Agency is pleased to announce the launch of the Twice Exceptional Children and G/T Services website. The Twice-Exceptional children website found at http://www.gtequity.org/twice.php is designed to provide administrators, educators, and parents with practical resources for identifying and serving the twice-exceptional learner.
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Learning Ally Audiobooks

If you need your student's Learning Ally account information, please notify his or her dyslexia teacher. Learning Ally is the largest library of human-read audio books, including literature, popular fiction, and curriculum aligned titles giving every student equitable access to grade level content. Highlighted text provides a multi-sensory reading experience that enables readers to easily absorb content.
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Did You Know?

  • Dyslexia runs in families
  • Dyslexia is not tied to IQ - Einstein's was 160
  • Dyslexia is not just about getting letters or numbers mixed up or out of order
  • Dyslexia has nothing to do with not working hard enough
  • Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels
  • Dyslexic students may excel at connecting ideas, thinking out of the box, 3D thinking, seeing the big picture

Meet the Dyslexia Team

Austin Elementary - Amy Gamblin and Emily Ferrell

Lamar Elementary - Hayle Monds

Travis Elementary - Stephanie Smith

Wilson Elementary - Candace Thompson

Pampa Junior High - Melissa Roberson and Jodi Etheredge

Central Office Support - Alice Martinez

Director of Special Education/504 - Jennifer Studebaker

The Dyslexia Newsletter

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter. We are committed to giving our parents the tools and resources they need to best support their learners. We will send these out via email and post the link online for your convenience. If you did not receive this electronically please go to the Pampa ISD website, Special Programs Department, and to the Dyslexia tab where you can update your contact and begin to receive them via email or you may just click on the link for the November newsletter.

The Pampa Independent School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.