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 the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
The Galena Park I.S.D. Dyslexia Program is designed to provide reading intervention for children who meet screening criteria for dyslexia. Intervention services are offered to qualifying students in grades K-12.
These services provide students with the skills and strategies to improve their decoding skills and to improve reading fluency and comprehension.
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation, and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the Director for Academic Support & Grants, Anna Gonzalez, at 832-386-1060, or by mail at 14705 Woodforest Blvd, Houston, Texas 77015.