Dyslexia is a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell; despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity.(Texas Education Code) People with dyslexia are unique; each having individual strengths and weaknesses. Many dyslexics are creative and have talent in areas such as art, athletics, architecture, graphics, electronics, mechanics, drama, music, or engineering. Dyslexics often show special talent in areas that require visual, spatial, and motor integration.
The program used in Lewisville Independent School District is the Multisensory Teaching Approach or MTA. The MTA program is a comprehensive curriculum that places primary emphasis on the 85 % of the English Language that is phonetically reliable for reading and spelling. There are four major areas of study: alphabet and dictionary skills, reading, spelling, and cursive handwriting.