Philosophy of the Waller ISD Dyslexia Intervention Program
Children learn to read, write, and spell in different ways. A balanced reading program should meet the needs of most students. Students who do not learn to read, write, and spell in spite of a broad, balanced reading program should be offered a variety of alternative strategies to meet this goal. If the alternative strategies are not successful, the child may exhibit signs of a developmental reading disorder sometimes known as dyslexia. Students who show signs of dyslexia may need intervention treatment to be successful at school. Waller Independent School District offers a dyslexia program to students at each campus who qualify for the W.I.S.D. Dyslexia Intervention Program. The intervention should happen early in the child's academic career but may occur whenever it is needed. Students identified as being possibly dyslexic should be given support throughout their academic career. This includes students in all grades including non-English speakers.