Dyslexia 2018
Dyslexia Definition
Most current definition: 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 IDA Board, November 2002. This definition is also used by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 2002.

The Curriculum Taught at MISD

Scottish Rite Take Flight Program
*Take Flight addresses the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel's research and is a comprehensive Tier III intervention for students with dyslexia. The components are phonemic awareness, phonics fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.

Administrator Position Email
Melissa Thompson Coordinator of Instructional Support mbtompson@mabankisd.net
Staff Position Email
Danielle Hartsell Central Elementary dlhartse@mabankisd.net
Tracey Stafford Lakeview & Southside Elementary tdstafford@mabankisd.net
Cheryl Pickens Mabank Intermediate cmpicken@mabankisd.net 
Payten Adams Mabank Junior High and High School pladams@mabankisd.net 

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International Dyslexia Association
8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 382
Baltimore, MC 21286-2044

International Reading Association
P.O. Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-839

Learning Disabilities Association of Texas
1011 W. 31 Street
Austin, Tx 78705
(512) 458-8234
(800) 604 7500 (in Texas only)


National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South , Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Inc.
1314 West Street
Austin, Tx 78756
(512) 323-9390
(877) 246-7321

Read 180

Reading Resources


Reading Rockets


Neuhaus Education Center
4433 Bissonnet
Bellaire, Tx. 77401-3233
(713) 664-7676

Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Tx. 78701 -1494
(512) 463-9734 Main Number
(800) 232-3030 Ext 526

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

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For Teens and Children click here: Link