McAllen ISD Hosts Dyslexia Conference


McAllen ISD Hosts Dyslexia Conference

dyslexiaThe McAllen ISD inaugural Dyslexia Conference takes place Oct. 19 at McAllen High School. Here, parents can increase their knowledge about dyslexia while also learning strategies for home and school.

The free event takes place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. McAllen High is at 2021 La Vista Ave.

Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Dyslexia affects different people in varying degrees. This may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly and writing words. Other difficulties include “sounding out” words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what they are reading. Often, these difficulties are first noticed at school. The difficulties are involuntary and people with this disorder have a normal desire to learn.

McAllen ISD will also hold a variety of break-out sessions. The keynote speaker is child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. German Corso. Corso will share his knowledge of ADHD and behavioral disorders that can accompany dyslexia.

For more information, contact McAllen ISD Dyslexia Director Salvador Flores at 956-661-6882 or

Families may also register online.