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3801 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Parent Resources 

Websites

Best Apps for Students with Dyslexia 

https://homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com/best-apps-dyslexia/

Audio Books 

Audiobooks are a great way for your child to increase their vocabulary and learn.  Where can you get audiobooks?  

 

Here are a few suggestions:

* Your Local Library

http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/

*North Hi Mount Library 

Overdrive (Ms. Massey's Library Under Database)

https://library.fwisd.org/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home

*Learning Ally

https://learningally.org/link

(Presently, only available for identified dyslexic students.) 

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What Do I Tell My Child?  

Your child has dyslexia.  What do you tell them?   Here is a list of books you can read for yourself or to your child, to help the conversation go smoothly.  

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*  Knees by Vanita Oelschlager

It's Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

*  Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacoo 

What is Dyslexia ?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.

Characteristics:

* Difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition

* Poor spelling

* Decoding abilities.  

Outcome: 

* Poor reading comprehension 

* Reduced reading experience 

* Limited vocabulary and background knowledge.

Common Signs Seen in Children

* History of reading and spelling difficulties

* Avoids reading aloud

* Reading is labored, not fluent

*Avoids reading for pleasure 

*Inadequate vocabulary 

*Difficulty spelling 

*Difficulty rhyming

 

 

From The Dyslexia Handbook (TEA) - Revised 2014 

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Welcome to Our Class

Hello, My name is Ms. Houston and at North Hi Mount elementary school, our mission is to promote reading success by providing evidence-based professional learning to our students.  This is done by implementing the Neuhaus program which is a structured, sequential, cumulative curriculum which uses multi-sensory and discovery strategies.(IDA Fact Sheet)  I am excited to be your child's dyslexia teacher and to see them grow daily in the world of reading.

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