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Students identified as having dyslexia may qualify for accommodations for academic assistance. The need for accommodations varies greatly from student to student. The determination of accommodations for each student should be individualized.


Listed below are some possible accommodations allowed for students with dyslexia in the classroom:

  • oral testing-test read in it’s entirety (with the exception of the reading passages)

  • oral response

  • oral reading assistance

  • oral questions and answer choices on assignments

  • note taking assistance

  • reduce/minimize distractions (visual and auditory)

  • organizational strategies

  • individualized testing

  • small group testing

  • Commonly misspelled word list

  • spell check

  • computer assistance

  • frequent breaks

  • assignment notebook

  • extra time (same day)


LIsted below are some possible accommodations allowed for students with dyslexia on state mandated assessments (STAAR, EOC):

  • oral testing-test read in it’s entirety ((with the exception of the reading passages)

  • oral reading assistance

  • oral question and answer choices on the reading test

  • online assessment

  • extended time

  • individualized testing

  • small group testing

  • Commonly misspelled word list

  • spell check

  • reduce/minimize distractions (visual and auditory)

  • frequent breaks

  • transcribing written composition

  • extra time (same day)