SAISD 504/Dyslexia Department

February 2019

Section 504

Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that a child with a disability has equal access to an education. The child may receive accommodations. Accommodations are unique to each student, NOT a one size fits all. They are meant to support students in classroom and testing settings.

EQUALITY is giving people the same things.

EQUITY is giving people different supports so they have equal access.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.

How Do I Know if it's Dyslexia?

The primary characteristics of dyslexia are:

  • Difficulty reading words in isolation
  • Difficulty accurately decoding unfamiliar words
  • Difficulty with oral reading (slow, inaccurate, or labored without expression)
  • Difficulty spelling
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Famous Dyslexics

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He is the winner of 3 academy awards, 3 Golden Globes, and 4 Emmy Awards.

His advice to young adults with dyslexia? “You are not alone, and while you will have dyslexia for the rest of your life, you can dart between the raindrops to get where you want to go. It will not hold you back.”


Upcoming Event

Family Literacy Night

Thursday, Feb. 21st, 5:30-6:30pm

Burnet Learning Center Cafeteria 406 Barrera Street 78210

Come and experience hands-on parent and child learning and educational activities. Receive free take home materials and children's books. Snacks provided.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.