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The information presented during this foundation module course of the Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy will explore the elements of reading, what dyslexia is and is not, and the process for dyslexia evaluation. The primary resource referenced throughout the course is The Dyslexia Handbook—Revised 2014: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders.


  • Define dyslexia, its characteristics, and related disorders;

  • Explore the common risk factors for dyslexia;

  • Explore the elements of reading; and

  • Understand dyslexia assessment and the identification process.