Dyslexia

CURRENT DEFINITION OF DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

(Adopted by the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, November 12, 2002).

AHISD PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR CONTACT PERSONS

Cambridge Elementary – (210) 822-3611

  • Lauren Boyher
  • Diana Cashion

Woodridge Elementary – (210) 826-8021

  • Maria Gonzales
  • Christa Stephens

Alamo Heights Junior School – (210) 832-5790

  • Michael Snell (A-K)
  • Anette Ehmsen (L-Z)

Alamo Heights High School – (210) 832-5775

  • Stephanie Hughes Smith (A-E)
  • Dana Cole (F-Le)
  • Maggie Lopez (Li-Rh)
  • Amanda Pedroza (Ri-Z)

AHISD DYSLEXIA STAFF

Cambridge dyslexia teachers
  • Cammie Blake
  • Suzanne Arevalo
Woodridge dyslexia teachers
  • Zandra Celis-Hardin
  • Patricia Gutierrez
Alamo Heights Junior School dyslexia teacher
  • Kristi Zorn
 
Helpful Links
 
Dyslexia Handbook pdf
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