District working to build a more robust special education program

District working to build a more robust special education program
Posted on 04/19/2019

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The Special Education team launched their first of a series of Board presentations are presenting regarding the Leander ISD programs and services as its special education populations continue to grow, increasing by 2 percent in the last five years.


The Special Education and Special Programs Report offers an outlines about LISD’s efforts to meet the needs of students that require specialized instruction. Students with learning disabilities make up the largest group of LISD special education students.


“Providing each and every one of our students an outstanding education is the charge of our district and one that we take seriously,” Board Secretary Trish Bode said. “That means finding ways we can improve in special education and committing to a collaborative relationship with families to provide the best possible learning environment.”


In Texas, dyslexia is not considered a learning disability, so statistics in the report do not include students with dyslexia. Special Education categories include:


  • Auditory Impairment
  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Non-categorical Early Childhood
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

“The district will always look to find ways to connect with the most important influence in a child’s life: their parents,” said Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D. “Parent conferences, focus groups and family outreach are just some of the avenues we use to work together for the benefit of our special education students.”