Fort Bend ISD believes that all children can learn. We are committed to providing dyslexia services across all FBISD campuses, with our educators trained in the Orton-Gillingham program. We understand that individuals with dyslexia can achieve success in reading and writing when given the appropriate support and instruction.
It's important to note that not all reading difficulties are necessarily dyslexia. Therefore, FBISD follows a specific procedure to accurately identify and offer the right instruction for students who struggle with reading:
Request for Dyslexia Evaluation: Dyslexia evaluations are conducted through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) process. A member of the evaluation team will reach out to the parent to explain the evaluation procedure and schedule a meeting to initiate the evaluation.
Consent for Testing: A meeting will be held to obtain consent for testing through the Special Education department. While a Special Education evaluation can be denied, if this occurs, consent for a 504 dyslexia evaluation can be obtained after the denial of the Special Education evaluation.
This process ensures that students with reading difficulties receive the appropriate evaluation and support tailored to their specific needs, helping them achieve success in their academic journey.