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Dyslexia Services, 504 Services, ESL Services 


Dyslexia Services 

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. 

 

Please feel free to contact our District Dyslexia Coordinator, Keri Nicholson for questions you may have regarding EISD Dyslexia Program. 

 

Keri Nicholson

 

(903) 896-4332 ext. 8030 

 

knicholson@edgewood-isd.net

 

Edgewood ISD District Dyslexia Plan.pdf

Dyslexia Handbook Information Link

 

504 Services 

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

  • Has a record of such impairment
  • Is regarded as having such impairment

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 or  your child’s campus 504 Coordinator.

Susie Tull 

(903) 896-4332 ext 8059

stull@edgewood-isd.net

504-SPED Eval Procedures.pdf

English as a Second Language Services 

 

Edgewood ISD offers a Pull-Out Model Program for our English Language Learners. It is an intensive instructional program designed to develop proficiency in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language. Student eligibility for the program is determined through the administration of an English language profiency tests, and parent permission is required for entrance into the program. All instruciton is provided in English and utilizes the TEKS and ELPS for the cultivation of English language skills and the promotion of academic succe3ss in all grade level content areas. 

More information regarding ESL may be found on TEA website by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions regarding EISD's ESL program, please contact Abbie McEnturff, EISD District ESL Coordinator. 

Abbie McEnturff

(903) 896-4332 ext. 8059 

amcenturff@edgewood-isd.net

 

 

 

 

 

 


  




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