SAISD 504/Dyslexia Newsletter

May 2021

What is a 504 Plan?


A 504 plan is a blueprint for how the school will support a student with a disability and remove barriers to learning. The goal is to give the student equal access at school. That covers any condition that limits daily activities in a major way.


Read the handout for more information courtesy of Understood.org


https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/504-plan/what-is-a-504-plan

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Resources for Everyone

StayFocusd

StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work and school by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.


View the following video on how to set it up.

StayFocusd

Seeking Help for a Struggling Reader: Seven Steps for Teachers

Children come to our classrooms from many different ability levels and backgrounds. As a teacher, it's important to recognize and know what to do to help a struggling reader.


Click on the following link courtesy of Reading Rockets:

https://www.readingrockets.org/article/seeking-help-struggling-reader-seven-steps-teachers

Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Summer shouldn't mean taking a break from learning, especially reading. Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read will gain skills.


Click on the link from Reading Rockets for reading tips:

https://www.readingrockets.org/article/summer-reading-tips-parents

Dyslexia Information

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Erin Brockovich - Legal Investigator and Environmental Activist


Erin Brockovich may be best known as the legal assistant responsible for the largest direct-action lawsuit in history, but did you know she is also dyslexic?


Read the full article from HomeschoolingwithDyslexia.com here.


“Life is full of challenges whether you are learning disabled or not. It’s how you handle those challenges.”


“Never give up hope. When someone helping you gets frustrated, don’t let them. Take a step back, because you can’t learn anything under pressure. And don’t worry about the label!”


Dyslexia was an obstacle that uniquely helped Erin become a better and more successful person, and she is a true inspiration to others.

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