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 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.



The Galena Park Independent School District Dyslexia Program follows the procedural guidelines set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Both Section 504 and the Revised Procedures concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders from the Texas Education Agency form the basis for the assessment, identification and programming developed by the Galena Park ISD. This program is specifically designed to serve students who exhibit characteristics associated with dyslexia.