Dyslexia and Related Disorders

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Purpose

Texas has a long history of supporting the fundamental skill of reading. This history includes a focus on early identification and intervention for students with dyslexia. This page includes resources to assist in identifying and providing services for students with dyslexia and related disorders in Texas schools. In addition to this page, information is available through the State Dyslexia Coordinator, , the dyslexia contacts at each of the 20 regional education service centers and the helpline. We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this page.

Call for Submissions:

TEA is now accepting submissions from publishers of evidence-based dyslexia programs with the intent to develop a product resource list for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Find out more about the call for submissionsԻ . Applications are due by: June 21, 2024.DzԳٲsped@tea.texas.govwith questions.

Please note:At the April 12, 2024 State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting, the SBOE approved for second reading and final adoption changes to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 74.28. Included as a figure in 19 TAC 74.28 is the SBOE’s Dyslexia Handbook. While the final rule and accompanying figure will be filed with the Texas Register in accordance with the typical rulemaking calendar, the agency is posting the handbook that was adopted so that the community can begin to review it. The handbook contains unique formatting required for the rulemaking process, typically reflected by single underlined text that reflects text at first reading, and double underlined text to reflect changes from first reading to second reading. Deleted text is indicated by the strikethrough format in bracketed text. Note that this is NOT to be considered the official handbook until it is posted in the Texas Register, which will be communicated to stakeholders. Additionally, the agency resources below, including the HB 3928 FAQs, will be revised soon to reflect the board’s decisions. View the handbook.

The agency has created resources to assist with the implementation of HB 3928:


Dyslexia Handbook

The Texas Dyslexia Handbook is developed and adopted into administrative rule by the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE).The SBOE requires that each district and open-enrollment charter school implement the SBOE’s strategies for screening, individualized evaluation, and techniques for treating dyslexia and related disorders through its approved “Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders” []

On September 3rd, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval for updates to the Dyslexia Handbook. Some of the updates to the Dyslexia Handbook may require LEAs to make policy, procedure, and practice changes. LEAs were informed of these changes in a To The Administrator Addressed letter in September, 2021 so that they could be well positioned to be in compliance once the changes went into effect.

The updated Texas Dyslexia Handbook, linked below, is in effect as of February 10th, 2022.

Dyslexia Resources

To The Administrator Addressed Correspondence (TAA):

Contact Information
SpedTex Special Education Information Center

Families: Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839)


Texas SPED Support

Educators: Special Education Resources


Office of Special Populations and Student Supports

Department of Special Education:
Email: sped@tea.texas.gov

Department of Review and Support:
Email: ReviewandSupport@tea.texas.gov


State Dyslexia Helpline:

(800) 232-3030