Intervention Services

Intervention Services


The Department of Intervention Services works to implement intervention in alignment with LISD's vision and to determine the best structure for these supports in our rapidly growing district.

Dyslexia

The Leander ISD dyslexia program is designed to provide a short-term, intensive reading intervention for children who qualify for services, based upon district and state qualification criteria.

Services are offered to qualifying students in grades K-12. Students are instructed using systematic, sequential, multi-sensory instruction in a small group setting. The goal of these services is to provide students with the tools needed to access the general education curriculum.

Characteristics of DyslexiaDyslexia Evaluation Process | Dyslexia FAQ | The Dyslexia Handbook, 2018 | Teacher Resources

More information about Dyslexia Services 

Homebound Services

Homebound services are for students who are confined to home or hospital for 4 or more school weeks. Services are available to both general education and special education students based on certain criteria per TEA. Please note that homebound services are not appropriate for students who are struggling in the traditional school environment and do not have a confining medical condition. Additional information is available at each campus:

  • For general education or Section 504 students, contact your campus 504 Coordinator.
  • For special education students, contact your campus SPED Team Lead.

For further questions concerning eligibility and procedures, you may contact LISD Homebound coordinator Angela Patrick, via email or at 512-570-0311.

Homebound Services Parent Information

Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high quality intervention instruction that is matched to a student’s need and assessing progress frequently to make sound instructional decisions.

Students receive tiered, systemic supports based on various points of data taken from grades, assessments, classroom observation and grade-level expectations.

Please contact your campus RTI coordinator or Jennifer Freeman at 512- 570-0266 for more information.

Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act prevents discrimination against students with substantially limiting disabilities that affect one or more major life activities. Eligible students are provided reasonable accommodations to give those students the same access to the benefit of a public education as all other students.

To understand LISD's process and procedures for serving students with disabilities under Section 504, please review our SECTION 504 HANDBOOK: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS. Your rights under Section 504 can be found in the Notice of Rights and Procedural Protections.

As required by state law, the following notice is provided annually to parents who have a student identified under Section 504 for Learning Difficulties. This will assist in your understanding of the services the school provides and the options available to you. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns with respect to your student’s services with the Section 504 Campus Coordinator at any time. Annual Notice: English | Spanish

For information about Section 504 at your child's campus or to request an evaluation under Section 504, please contact the appropriate campus 504 Coordinator:  LISD 504 Campus Coordinators

For questions concerning eligibility and procedures under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (including service animals), please contact LISD 504 and ADA Coordinator Angela Patrick, via email or at 512-570-0311.

If your student is new to our district and is coming with a Section 504 plan from another district, please contact the campus coordinator. When your student starts school, the previous plan will be honored immediately. A transfer meeting will be held within 30 school days to adjust the plan appropriately for the new environment.

If you feel your student needs specialized instruction and would like to request an evaluation through Special Education, please contact the campus 504 Coordinator and/or Special Education Team Lead. Your rights under the IDEA can be found in the Notice of Procedural Safeguards.

Information about Non-School Testing Accommodations

Supplemental Reading Program (SRP)

The Supplemental Reading Program (SRP) in Leander ISD focuses on students most in need of intensive reading intervention based on district qualifying criteria. The elements of the program include:

  • Thirty-minute long daily supplemental small group instruction (pull-out or push-in) taught by an SRP teacher in addition to Core Reading Instruction provided by the classroom teacher
  • Progress Monitoring every two weeks
  • Collaboration between classroom teacher and SRP teacher to communicate student progress and share strategies that benefit student progress

SRP teachers serve Kindergarten through 3rd-grade students on all campuses. SRP is a "tier 3 intervention" based on Leander ISD's Response to Intervention (RtI) model.

Additional Resources:

Kindergarten | First |Second | Third | Sight Words | Reading Aloud

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