FAQ

+ What is dyslexia?

According to the Texas Education Code (TEC), “dyslexia is a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity.”

+ Is dyslexia hereditary?

Dyslexia is certainly hereditary. If a parent has dyslexia, there is a 1 in 5 chance the child may inherit dyslexia.

+ How common is dyslexia?

According to the International Dyslexia Association, as much as 15% - 20% of the population has some symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, and mixing up of similar words.

+ Is Dyslexia a disease?

Dyslexia is not a disease! The word “dyslexia” comes from the Greek language and means ‘poor language.’ While individuals with dyslexia have trouble with reading, writing, spelling, and/or math, they have the ability to learn. We find that our dyslexic learners simply do so in a different (and oftentimes, more creative) way than others.

+ How do I identify dyslexia in children?

Common risk factors to look for if you believe your child may have dyslexia are; failure to understand that words are made up of parts or individual sounds, difficulty learning the letter names and their corresponding sounds, difficulty reading single words in isolation, difficulty reading aloud and difficulty reading fluently.

+ Is dyslexia a form of autism?

No, dyslexia and autism are two different types of disorders. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty interpreting words, spellings, and pronunciation. Autism is a developmental disorder where the brain processes sound and colors in different from an average brain

+ How is dyslexia diagnosed?

In most cases, testing for dyslexia is done by a licensed educational psychologist. Neurologists and professionals with expertise in several fields like psychology, education, and language may also be qualified to provide a formal diagnosis. Testing for dyslexia consists of reviewing relevant information, including oral language skills, word recognition, decoding, spelling, phonological processing, reading comprehension, family background, and more. There are no specific guidelines on who can diagnose dyslexia, so parents and families need to do some independent research to ensure a professional has the proper background in psychology, speech and language development. Fortunately, we offer diagnosis at Dyslexia School of Houston, as well, so we would be happy to help you if you suspect your child may have dyslexia.

+ What are some examples of dyslexia writing?

A dyslexic person may have any of the following problems; letters appearing upside down or backwards, text appearing to jump around on a page, might not be able to tell the difference between letters that look similar in shape such as e and o and c, difficulty telling the difference between letters that have similar shape but different orientation, such as b, p, d and q, letters look jumbled up and out of order, letters and words look bunched together, and so much more.

+ How long will my child be in attendance at Dyslexia School of Houston?

However long it takes for your child to successfully complete our program, but we are here to support our students and their families even after their time at our school. The majority of our students “age out” after second grade, in which case we love to see them flourish at other private and public schools in the area!

+ Can my child attend their current school and Dyslexia School of Houston at the same time?

Yes

+ How much is tuition at Dyslexia School of Houston?

Tuition is $1,500/month + $250 registration + $250 supply fee

+ What will my child’s schedule look like?

Half-day of school with 2 sessions to choose from:

(8:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 1 PM - 4 PM Mon-Friday) OR after school tutorials (1-hour sessions 4x per week)

+ Are the language therapists at Dyslexia School of Houston certified?

All language therapists are certified Texas Educators and thoroughly trained in dyslexia and related disorders. All of our teachers are systematically trained in programs for students with dyslexia as well as in instructional strategies that utilize individualized, intensive, multisensory, phonetic methods.

+ Where is the Dyslexia School of Houston located?

We are located in Houston at 3642 University Blvd., West University Place, TX 77005 in Suite 101.

+ What resources are available for me at Dyslexia School of Houston

The Dyslexia Handbook is available and free to download from https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/dyslexia-and-related-disorders or order a copy from https://www.region10.org/programs/dyslexia-statewide/resources/.

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