The Texas Education Code (TEC) 38.003 defines dyslexia in the following way: 

    "Dyslexia" means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and socio-cultural opportunity.


     Primary characteristics of dyslexia are as follows: 

      • Difficulty reading words in isolation
      • Difficulty accurately decoding unfamiliar words
      • Difficulty with oral reading (slow, inaccurate, or labored)
      • Difficulty spelling