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Section 504 and Dyslexia Student Services


The campus Section 504 committee will review the recommendations and determine the
appropriate services, which can include one or more of the following:
    • reading intervention or tutoring;
    • dyslexia program; and/or
    • referral for special education assessment
and instructional and assessment accommodations. Listed below are examples of reasonable
classroom accommodations:
    • copies of notes (e.g., teacher-or peer-provided)
    • note-taking assistance
    • additional time on class assignments and tests
    • reduce/shortened assignments (e.g., chunking assignments into manageable units, fewer items
      given on a classroom test or homework assignment without eliminating concepts, or student
      planner to assist with assignments)
    • priority seating assignment
    • oral reading of directions or written materials
Teacher Training Requirements
    • Must have valid Texas teaching certificates for the particular grade level(s) that they teach
    • Must be trained in dyslexia and related disorders
    • Must be trained in the program the district has developed or purchased for use with students
      with dyslexia as well as in instructional strategies that utilize individualized intensive, multi-
      sensory, phonetic methods.