Philosophy

  • Not all children learn to read, write and spell in the same ways.  Despite conventional and appropriate classroom instruction, some students continue to struggle in these areas.  Some of these students may have a reading disability known as dyslexia.  Students who exhibit characteristics of dyslexia may need an intervention program to help them be successful in school.  Sherman ISD offers a dyslexia program on each campus for students who meet eligibility criteria.  Students will be served by a trained dyslexia therapist/specialist with a program which includes the components of phonemic awareness, graphophonemic knowledge, language structure and linguistic patterns and processes.  Students identified as showing signs of dyslexia will be given support and appropriate instructional interventions in order to be successful in their academic career.

    The Sherman Independent School District follows the guidelines set forth by The Dyslexia Handbook, Update 2018 for its local dyslexia program and guidelines. (link on resources page)