But what would happen if public schools were willing to start using the "d-word"? A school district in Texas began the process of screening and providing the right kind of intervention for its students and is beginning to see results. This story: What a Successful Public School Dyslexia Program Looks Like, tells the story of one second grader who, in time, started to flourish as a reader, thanks to their efforts.
WARNING: Helping children with the most severe reading disabilities is NOT a quick fix. Short term intervention programs lasting 12 weeks to 1/2 year are not enough. Please expect it to possibly take a few years. However, with the right, research-based intervention, you will see results.