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Dyslexia is a specific learning
disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by
difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling
and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a
deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in
relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom
instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading
comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of
vocabulary and background knowledge.
The intent of the Edgewood ISD Dyslexia
Services is to match specialized instruction to the individual needs of student
with dyslexia and related disorders in order to provide opportunities for these
student to develop their full potential as independent readers and prepare them
to lead successful and productive lives.
For information regarding the services that Edgewood ISD provides, please
contact the campus in which the student is enrolled.
What is Section 504?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was designed to eliminate discrimination against any student with a disability in any program offered by the school district. Section 504 states that:
No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any other program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
What is the definition of a disabled student under Section 504?
A disabled student is one who:
Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including learning
Who should be contacted if there is a question about a student qualifying for services under Section 504?
Every campus has a designated Campus 504 Coordinator. Contact your home campus if you have any questions or contact the District 504 Coordinator.
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Edgewood ISD has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification and placement into section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator Susie Tull at (903) 896-4332 or your child’s campus 504 Coordinator.
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Edgewood ISD Administration
804 E. Pine
Edgewood, TX 75117
Phone: (903) 896-4332
Fax: (903) 896-4306
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