dyslexia http://kut.org en Debate Over Dysgraphia Services Puts Texas Parents, Schools at Odds http://kut.org/post/debate-over-dysgraphia-services-puts-texas-parents-schools-odds <p>Under Texas law, public schools are required to provide services to students who are diagnosed with dyslexia and related disorders. That includes disorders like dysgraphia—which makes it difficult to write letters and translate ideas into written words.</p><p>As &nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/post/getting-texas-public-schools-identify-dyslexia-proves-tough-some">KUT has reported previously</a>, getting services for students with dyslexia in Texas public schools can be an uphill battle for parents and students. But for students with those less common disorders, it can be even harder to detect and diagnose. Many times, parents and school districts are often at odds over what kind of services a student requires.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117467559" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:01:43 +0000 Kate McGee 9032 at http://kut.org Debate Over Dysgraphia Services Puts Texas Parents, Schools at Odds Getting Texas Public Schools to Identify Dyslexia Proves Tough for Some http://kut.org/post/getting-texas-public-schools-identify-dyslexia-proves-tough-some <p>When a student is diagnosed with dyslexia in Texas, <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/804023-the-texas-dyslexia-handbook.html">state law requires </a>school districts to provide accommodations and services to help that student.&nbsp; But getting those services depends entirely on a whether a school district recognizes the student&rsquo;s learning disability &ndash; which affects their ability to read, write or spell. And some parents say sometimes it&rsquo;s hard to get services they need. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:46:52 +0000 Kate McGee 8908 at http://kut.org Getting Texas Public Schools to Identify Dyslexia Proves Tough for Some What It's Like to be a Dyslexic Student in Austin http://kut.org/post/what-its-be-dyslexic-student-austin <p>High school freshman Ben Shrader was in kindergarten when he realized he learned differently than other kids.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;d be pulled out of the class at nap time and at break time and those were the best times of day besides recess,&quot; he says jokingly. Instead of napping, Shrader received reading therapy to help his severe dyslexia, which made it extremely difficult to read. &ldquo;It was also as if the letters were 3-D&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;as if you were wearing 3-D glasses and you were trying to read,&quot; Shrader remembers.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F113809541" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:44:33 +0000 Kate McGee 8858 at http://kut.org What It's Like to be a Dyslexic Student in Austin