Free dyslexia screenings available Nov. 7

HISD’s Office of Special Education Services will offer free dyslexia screenings at a Family Learning Academy event at Burbank Middle School (315 Berry Road, 77022), on Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, and poor spelling and decoding abilities.

The dyslexia screening includes assessments to identify a student’s present level of academic readiness in phonological awareness, phonics, and reading fluency, which are all markers associated with dyslexia.

For more information about dyslexia, and the services HISD provides, please visit the Office of Special Education’s website.