504/Dyslexia Newsletter

January 2020



A 504 plan is a blueprint for how the school will provide support and remove barriers for a student with a disability, so the student has equal access to the general education curriculum.

Some kids with learning and attention issues don’t need special education. But they might still need support or services at school. Depending on their challenges, they may be able to get that help through a 504 plan.

504 plans are designed to help kids with disabilities to be able to learn alongside their peers.


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504 Coordinator's Corner

SAISD is blessed with wonderful 504 Coordinators who work hard to ensure that all eligible children are identified as 504 and receive the appropriate accommodations for success in school. Our department appreciates all of their hard work and wants to recognize them. Thank you for everything you do for our students!

Dyslexia Success Story - Dr. Gabrielle Rapport-Schlichtmann

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Famous Dyslexics

George Washington

Throughout his life, George Washington struggled with spelling and grammar. It's widely believed that he had a learning disability, specifically dyslexia. He had great difficulty spelling and often spelled words the way they sound, like coff for cough. Historians report that Washington didn’t spend a lot of time in school, but was a self-taught man. Despite this learning disability, Washington became the father of our country and served as the first President of the United States of America.


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