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May 09, 2021
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Program services include training and support to region teachers and administrators regarding dyslexia and related disorders. Professional development, products, and services are available in the following areas:  awareness of characteristics of dyslexia and related disorders; information on testing and diagnosis of dyslexia; information on effective strategies for teaching dyslexic students; and awareness of information on accommodation, especially accommodations allowed on standardized testing.


Sheila Ochoa, Education Specialist • (361) 561-8553 • sheila.ochoa@esc2.us

Dyslexia support services are designed to improve the outcome for individuals with dyslexia and related disorders. The ESC-2 Education Specialist-Dyslexia offers trainings and technical assistance to address the needs of educators and students in the areas of intervention, identification, and instructional services.

 

Services

  • Point of contact for students, parents, districts, charter schools, and community stakeholders in the area of dyslexia
  • Assist with disseminating information to Region 2 LEAs from The Dyslexia Handbook, Revised 2018
  • Present the Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy modules to Region 2 LEAs
  • Provide professional development for administrators, teachers, parents, and community stakeholders who serve students with dyslexia

 

Technical Assistance

  • Provide technical assistance and guidance on dyslexia legislation, intervention, identification, and instructional services
  • Disseminate information from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) regarding The Texas Dyslexia Handbook, Revised 2018
  • Address relevant dyslexia topics and critical issues and provide resources to campus contacts 

 

Sample Professional Development Opportunities

  • Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy (5 Modules)
  • Dyslexia Handbook, Revised 2018
  • Word Recognition and Fluency: Effective Upper-Elementary Interventions for Students with Reading Difficulties
  • Strategies for Supporting Students with Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia Education Program for Parents
  • Dyslexia Evaluation Training
  • Multisensory Spelling
  • Understanding Dysgraphia
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