ERIC Number: ED346684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Dyslexia and Related Disorders: An Overview of State and Federal Requirements.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Presented in a question and answer format, this guide integrates Texas and federal standards (under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) for students with dyslexia and related disorders. An overview summarizes the four phases of the approved process for determining the presence of dyslexia as well as principles of required evaluation procedures, placement procedures, reevaluation procedures, and procedural safeguards. The 36 questions and answers then deal with specific concerns in the broad areas of: relationship of the dyslexia program to Section 504; general information; data gathering; designee information; teacher training; and identification of students. Typical questions address: eligibility of the child with suspected dyslexia for handicapped services; documentation in writing; protections for parents; state law regarding dyslexia; the school district's responsibilities; monies which may be used to support the dyslexia program; assessment requirements; recordkeeping; intelligence tests; special education evaluation; remedial instruction; teacher certification requirements; parent referral; and referral for speech and language problems. A compliance statement with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 completes the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Due Process, Dyslexia, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Handicap Identification, Reading Difficulties, State Legislation, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)