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Dyslexia Services

The identification and instruction of students with dyslexia and related disorders is mandated by the state of Texas. ESC Region 12 provides professional development and consultative assistance to increase student success.


  • Identification and assessment of students with dyslexia

  • Instructional strategies for students with dyslexia

  • Interpretation of state guidelines and mandates regarding dyslexia

  • Development of local plans and programs designed for educating students with dyslexia

2018 Dyslexia Handbook

The Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy (TDIA) is currently being revised to reflect the new guidelines outlined in the 2018 Dyslexia Handbook. The training helps district and charter school teachers, administrators, dyslexia specialists, and assessment personnel with the challenges of identifying students with dyslexia. The TDIA training offers five modules where participants can customize their professional development path by attending one or any combination of the five modules.


TAC §232.11 requires educators who teach students with dyslexia to have CPE training in new research and practices in educating students with dyslexia.*

*Successful completion of Module 1 may satisfy this requirement, per local district policy

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