SAISD 504/Dyslexia Department
504 Plan Terminology
504 plans are formal plans that schools develop to give kids with disabilities the support they need. Any condition that limits daily activities in a major way is covered.
These plans prevent discrimination and protect the rights of kids with disabilities in school. They’re covered under a civil rights law known as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Understanding the language in a 504 plan can be a challenge. You may run into a lot of words and phrases you haven’t seen or heard before. Here are key terms to know.
Resources to Help All Struggling Readers and Writers
Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers
When struggling readers have a safe space to listen to reading and try reading aloud, they’re likely to continue to practice reading. The practice provides opportunities to grow. On your next movie & popcorn family night, maybe build the fort and make it a book & popcorn night instead?
Captioning to Support Literacy
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Google Voice Typing
Google Voice Typing is a free speech-to-text feature that is built-in to Google Docs and Google Slides. It is available to you and your students if you have a microphone in your devices. You can dictate all kinds of words, lists, and writing into Google Docs. You can also dictate formatting, punctuation, and editing.
This is a great tool to help any student, who struggles with spelling, to be able to put their thoughts into written word.
General Indicators of Dyslexia Checklist
Dyslexia and the Brain
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs."
Ansel Adams was a California-born nature-lover and photographer, who became famous for his iconic photography of Yosemite National Park and other parts of the American west.
Biographer William Tumage wrote:
There is also the distinct possibility that he may have suffered from dyslexia. He was not successful in the various schools to which his parents sent him; consequently, his father and aunt tutored him at home. Ultimately, he managed to earn what he termed a “legitimizing diploma” from the Mrs. Kate M. Wilkins Private School — perhaps equivalent to having completed the eighth grade.
Despite his lack of formal education, Ansel’s work as a photographer was so highly regarded that he was awarded honorary degrees from Harvard and Yale. In 1980, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.