Welcome to my Dyslexia information site.
Imagine feeling different compared to your friends or siblings. Imagine hearing that you are just lazy or that you need to try harder. Picture yourself when you are very, very tired and you cannot "think straight," or remember important things like names, dates, facts or even words. Now imagine feeling this kind of "brain fog" every day, especially when reading. These feelings are common to someone with dyslexia.
The term dyslexia comes from the Greek words "dys" -- which means difficulty with -- and "lexia" -- which means language. So dyslexia literally means "difficulty with words".
Dyslexia is not a disease, but describes instead a different kind of mind that learns in a different way. A dyslexic's brain is "wired" differently. Many people with this condition are gifted and very productive; dyslexia is not at all linked to low intelligence.
Students with dyslexia need more help than most students do in sorting, recognizing, and putting together what they see, hear, and feel in order to organize the raw materials of language for thinking and expression. They must be taught by a method known as multisensory instruction that uses the learning pathways of seeing, saying, hearing, and touch -- often at the same time.
Our goal in Pearland ISD is to provide students with the skills and strategies to "unlock" the code of reading. Services can range from daily to weekly pull-out sessions as well as inclusion or monitoring in the general education classroom.