Garden Oaks personnel are trained in Neuhaus reading techniques and to monitor for signs of Dyslexia. Our campus Dyslexia teacher and 504 Coordinator is Ms. Tima-An.
Our intent is to ensure that students receive appropriate services from appropriately trained teachers. The Dyslexia Program Support Services office maintains contact with the Dyslexia Council, Campus Contact Persons and other Inter-Departmental stakeholders regarding the various aspects of implementing the district’s dyslexia program.
In Texas, the identification and instruction of students with dyslexia and related disorders is mandated and structured by two statues and one rule. Texas Education Code (TEC) Section §38.003 defines dyslexia and related disorders, mandates testing students for dyslexia and providing instruction for students with dyslexia, and gives the State Board of Education authority to adopt rules and standards to administer testing and instruction. Instructional assistance is available for students who demonstrate difficulty during early reading instruction, i.e., kindergarten, first, and second grades through Texas Education Code (TEC) §28.006. The instructional program for students with dyslexia or a related disorder should be offered in a small class setting and include reading, writing, and spelling as appropriate for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Chapter 19 of Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §74.28 outlines the responsibilities of districts and charter schools in the delivery of services to students with dyslexia and mandates parent education on the services and 2 options available to students. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 establishes assessment and evaluation standards and procedures for students in general education and IDEA 2004 establishes assessment and evaluation standards and procedures for students referred for Special Education services.