The office of Academic Support helps students achieve success through a variety of interventions and programs.
The Hays CISD Dyslexia Program uses a structured, sequential, explicit approach to teaching reading, spelling, and writing skills as an intervention for learners identified with dyslexia.
Components of Instruction:
- Phonological awareness
- Phonic coding
- Reading fluency
- Reading comprehension
Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. With proper help, many people with dyslexia can learn to read and write well. Early identification and treatment is the key to helping individuals with dyslexia achieve in school and in life. Most people with dyslexia need help from a teacher, tutor, or therapist specially trained in using a multisensory, structured language approach. It is important for these individuals to be taught by a systematic and explicit method that involves several senses (hearing, seeing, touching) at the same time. Students with dyslexia often need a great deal of structured practice and immediate, corrective feedback to develop automatic word recognition skills.
General Education Homebound (GEH)
When a student has a tragic accident or other serious medical issue that requires them to miss 4 or more weeks of school, they can qualify for homebound services. This program allows a certified teacher to provide weekly instructional support in the home environment for up to 4 hours weekly. This service must be mandated by a licensed physician and approved by a committee on the child’s home campus.
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This program, also known as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) collects achievement data on students at regular intervals and then provides them with targeted support. Some intervention occurs in the classroom and sometimes this support occurs in a separate location by a teacher with unique knowledge and skills.
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Students with disabilities often have unique learning needs. Federal law offers protection from discrimination and access to accommodations as needed to ensure equal access to the curriculum.
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Click here for additional information about Section 504
The Meadows Center strives to prevent educational risk. The Helping Your Kid With... videos linked here are resources for families seeking ways to support their children in various content areas with effective practices.