HOUSE ENROLLED ACT 1108 DEFINES DYSLEXIA AS A SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY THAT:
- Is neurological in origin and characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and poor spelling and decoding abilities.
- Typically results 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.
- May include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
- May require the provision of special education services after an eligibility determination is made in accordance with Article 7.
Perry Township Schools utilized interventions by the following organizations for the 208 students who were determined to be at risk for characteristics of dyslexia:
- Florida Center for Reading Research
- Orton Gillingham
In addition, 24 students either received a dyslexia diagnosis or the term dyslexia was noted as a potential specific learning disability on their psychoeducational report.