Midlothian ISD teachers have received extensive training in an alphabetic multi-sensory program and provide curriculum for the students. Dyslexia support services are provided on all district campuses K-12.

As defined in Texas Education Code Section: 38.003 (1) “Dyslexia” means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity.



Dyslexia Handbook Update

On September 3rd, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval for updates to the Dyslexia Handbook. Some of the updates to the Dyslexia Handbook may require LEAs to make policy, procedure, and practice changes. The updated Dyslexia Handbook will go into effect on February 10th, 2022.

The handbook contains guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. In addition, information regarding the state's dyslexia statutes and their relation to various federal laws is included.

Dyslexia Handbook

Spanish Version of Dyslexia Handbook 




Dyslexia Handbook Updates

First page of the PDF file: 2021_dyslexia_handbook_important_changes_for_families

Actualizaciones del manual de dislexia

First page of the PDF file: 2021_dyslexia_handbook_important_changes_for_families_spanish1


Contact Us 

Shannon Thompson
Executive Director for Specialized Learning 

Suzanne Wyatt
Director for Specialized Learning 



T.E. Baxter Elementary
Nichole Terry & Jennifer Vlach

Jean Coleman Elementary
Jennifer Kids

J.R. Irvin Elementary
Janice Hansen &  Adrienne Mitchell

Longbranch Elementary
Kelly Prindle & Kim Brown

Dolores W. McClatchey Elementary
Martha King & Mary Garcia

LaRue Miller Elementary
Brittany Donahue & Jill Aldridge

Mt. Peak Elementary
Allison Garippa & Elisabeth Pearson

J.A. Vitovsky Elementary
Lynda McNeill & Amanda Mehringer

Walnut Grove Middle School
Talitha Moore

Frank Seale Middle School
Andrea Vernon

Dieterich Middle School 
Ameka Webster

Heritage High School 
Laurie Ellison

Midlothian High School
Jennifer Barnes