Parent/Guardian Dyslexia Newsletter
DSISD Special Services Department, Fall 2021
About the Newsletter
Who We Are
Contact information and roles for each can be found on the district website or by clicking this LINK.
Celebrate, Engage, Empower
The team of professionals supporting students with dyslexia at each campus work hard to ensure students are empowered and embrace their learning differences though a variety of campus activities. Many of these activities highlight student strengths and recent accomplishments, showcase successful people who have dyslexia, and share with campus staff about facts and myths surrounding dyslexia.
The pictures below showcase how one teacher supports student learning and reading growth at her campus. Kim Cook, Dyslexia Specialist at Cypress Springs Elementary, helps students understand how reading affects the brain through a hands on activity, displays student strengths, and provides literacy instructional development for teachers.
Strengths are Popping
Students identify their strengths every week in Mrs. Cook’s class. Her students’ strengths are popping!
Helping students visualize where different parts of the brain are and how reading affects their brain.
Bringing wisdom about literacy every Wednesday!
Strengths are Popping
The resources below provide both foundational knowledge and opportunities to extend learning about dyslexia and how services look in Texas. Parents and guardians new to dyslexia or wanting to learn more are encouraged to access the links below.
- Dyslexia Handbook-TEA website (updates to the handbook coming soon!)
- International Dyslexia Association
- Dyslexia Program Awareness for Educators and Parents
DSISD's Annual Dyslexia Parent Information Night
Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 5:30-7pm
This is an online event.
We hope you have an opportunity to join us! No registration is required, and a recording for anyone who is unable to make it will be made available on the district website.
If you didn't have an opportunity to participate in the Parent Night last October, the link below will take you to a recording of the evening with supporting resources. The focus was Dyslexia and Social Emotional Learning at home and at school. The district's teachers and staff who support our children with dyslexia share their own personal stories and experiences and how they support students.
Student Learning Resources
Greek & Latin
Spelling & Vocabulary
Vocabulary Spelling City: https://www.spellingcity.com/spelling-games-vocabulary-games.html
Read Works: https//readworks.org