CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
Denison ISD provides an instructional program in a remedial class setting on the identified student's campus. The major instructional strategies will use individualized and/or small group instruction, intensive, multi-sensory methods, that include writing and spelling components.
Students will be screened who have average to superior range of intelligence, but have significant difficulty learning and remembering printed words. Language areas, such as reading, spelling, and/or writing will be assessed to determine dyslexia identification. After considering both informal and standardized evaluations and all other available data regarding the academic progress of the student, the local campus committee will make the final recommendation for identification.
Students will be monitored yearly to evaluate success in the program. Reading specialists will administer tests or sections of norm referenced tests to evaluate the student's progress in the specific area of academic weakness. Student records will be maintained during the student's attendance in the program.
Denison ISD has established procedures for identifying a student with dyslexia or a related disorder.
Screening and educational evaluations of students will be done by professionals who are trained to assess students for dyslexia and related disorders.
Instructional programs for students with dyslexia will follow the guidelines and descriptors established by the state department.
Parents/guardians of students eligible for services will be informed of all services and options available to the student.
Eligible students will receive services of a teacher trained in dyslexia and related disorders on the local campus.