RTI

Dyslexia

The La Feria ISD serves identified and eligible students with appropriate classroom accommodations and/or, if indicated, placement in the district’s supplemental services dyslexia lab. Labs are provided at each campus. The supplemental services used in this district include Esperanza, Scottish Rite and Scottish Rite Literacy Program, and Learning Ally. These programs are individualized, intensive, utilize multi-sensory teaching methods, contain writing and spelling components and meet the state required descriptors. In addition, the student will be provided appropriate instructional strategies including accommodations/interventions to be utilized throughout the school day that meet the state required descriptors as outlined in TEA‟s The Dyslexia Handbook - Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders. (Manual Sobre La Dislexia )


Resources


The Dyslexia Handbook

Dyslexia Brochure English

Dyslexia Brochure Espanol

Section 504 Coordinator

Should you have any questions regarding 504 or Dyslexia, please contact Mrs. Lillian Ramos at 956-797-8500. For RTI, please contact Mrs. Maria Rodriguez, Special Populations Director at 797-8340.

Response to Intervention
Announcements
Section 504 Frequently Asked Questions

La Feria Independent School District routinely (1) screens all students and (2) reviews the records of all students to measure their achievement compared to their same grade-level peers and statewide standards.  The La Feria Independent School District believes in providing interventions to students who are not meeting the standards necessary for a successful completion of a high school diploma.  Children are unique with individual learning styles and different responses to the materials used in the classroom.  All children learn at different rates. 

In order to provide the most effective education for ALL children, we believe we must start with providing an effective education for EACH child.  At La Feria Independent School District, we utilize a four (4) tiered approach with varying levels of support beyond that used in the regular curriculum.  This approach is known as the Response to Intervention process.  Response to Intervention uses a problem-solving process to review students’ progress and needs as well as an integrated approach to the delivery of instruction for all students and matching the needs of your child with appropriate interventions.


 Parent Guide to 504

Parent Guide to 504 in English

Guia de 504 Para Padres
Question 1:

What is Section 504?

Answer:

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability.

Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with

disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.

Question 2:

Who is covered under Section 504?

Answer:

To be covered under Section 504, a student must be “qualified” (which roughly equates to being between 3 and 22 years of age, depending on the program, as well as state and federal law, and must have a disability). [34 C.F.R. §104.3(k)(2)]. 


Question 3:

 Who is an “individual with a disability”?

Answer:

As defined by federal law:

“An individual with a disability means any person who: (i) has a mental or physical impairment

that substantially limits one or more major life activity; (ii) has a record of such an impairment;

or (iii) is regarded as having such an impairment.” [34 C.F.R. §104.3(j)(1)].

 
Section 504 states that:

“No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section

706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the

participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program

or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...” [29 U.S.C. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)].

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