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In Frenship ISD we believe each learner has the opportunity to reach his/her potential. Therefore, the district has a long history of supporting students with dyslexia. This includes a focus on early identification and research-based intervention for children who struggle with reading.

The International Dyslexia Association defines “dyslexia” in the following way:

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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 growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

Adopted by the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, November 12, 2002

Frenship ISD utilizes the Take Flight and Reading By Design programs to support students with dyslexia. Frenship's therapists are highly trained and continue to acquire the latest research regarding the characteristics of dyslexia and intervention.

Each fall, Frenship provides training for parents of students with dyslexia that includes strategies for helping at home. In addition, each school year the staff is trained on the characteristics of dyslexia and ways to support students in the classroom.


For more information about Frenship's Dyslexia services contact:

Michelle Elliott
[email protected]


For parent information access the handbook and parent information below:

Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update

Important changes for families to understand: English

Important changes for families to understand: Spanish