The Dyslexia Informer
A Day In The Life of a Dyslexic Teenager
Ever wonder why your teen struggles through the day? The following scenarios depicts some areas that students with dyslexia may have difficulty with, especially as they mature.
- April 24, 6:00 pm- 8:00pm, Dyslexia Community Event- South Garland HS
- May 18, 8:30 am- 3:30 pm GISD Dyslexia Conference
- July 8-26 , Dyslexia Summer Camp - Registration opens in April!
Quote of the Month
Bilingual Dyslexia Simulation
Many thanks to our bilingual dyslexia department for writing and producing this fantastic experience for our parents!
A Letter from the Executive Director of Special Education
It has been one year since I stood before the school board to request additional support for our students who are identified with Dyslexia in the form of teachers and instructional materials. We have been working diligently ever since to hire people and train them to provide the best instructional services for our students. You should know that we have increased our student identification from below 1% to approximately 3%. We anticipate that this number will continue to grow over at least the next school year as we continue to evaluate students who are referred for Dyslexia.
We have been cross training general education teachers, special education teachers, campus administrators, diagnosticians, and facilitators in order to better identify students and determine the best support for them.
Garland ISD is leading the way in the area of providing Dyslexia services! Our Assistant Director, Marcy Eisinger, has presented at regional and state events and our Special Education Coordinator, Cathy Clifford, presented in together in February at the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE) in Austin. Also, this dynamic duo was asked to share their expertise in a webinar presented by the electronic student management system eSped/Frontline.
Last, please be on the lookout for the many parent events we are providing throughout the school year. These events are posted on the district website. We are excited for the upcoming year in Garland USA as we continue to find ways to support students identified with Dyslexia and their families!
Dr. Debi Buchanan
Executive Director, Special Education, Dyslexia and Section 504