Section 504 Plans Can Include Services!

 

DDCA has been receiving many questions regarding Section 504 Plans for students with dyslexia.  In particular, there is a common misunderstanding that students with dyslexia that have a 504 Plan can only receive accommodations.  Did you know that Section 504 Plans can include services and assistive technology as well?

DDCA is providing links with helpful resources including several of our You Asked! questions regarding Section 504.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Frequently Asked Questionsabout Section 504:

  1. What services are available for students with disabilities under Section 504?

Section 504 requires recipients to provide to students with disabilities appropriate educational services designed to meet the individual needs of such students to the same extent as the needs of students without disabilities are met. An appropriate education for a student with a disability under the Section 504 regulations could consist of education in regular classrooms, education in regular classes with supplementary services, and/or special education and related services.

(Source:  UNITED STATES DEP’T OF EDUC., OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: REQUIREMENTS UNDER SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 (2010), available at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html.)

Other You Asked! questions on Section 504 are listed below:

You Asked! Q10

You Asked! Q17

You Asked! Q18

 

 

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Dynamic Measurement Group Releases Two New Assessment Tools

There is exciting news from DMG (Dynamic Measurement Group), the authors of DIBELS Next. DMG has announced the 2018 release of two new measures that are included within their suite of universal screening assessments.

If your school or district uses DIBELS Next for universal screening, you can now include a Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) and Spelling task to your K-1stgrade screening protocols.

DIBELS Next has added these two additional measures for users who subscribe to the DIBELS Next database called DIBELSnet.  Find more details at DIBELS Next.  (Note: the database service costs $1 per student and produces detailed reports needed to examine student need and make instructional decisions.)

For more information on best practices for universal screening for students at risk for reading difficulties (including dyslexia), visit DDCA’s Universal Screening module under Educator Resources.

Download a helpful infographic on Universal Screening
for Children at Risk for Dyslexia
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