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Primary Purpose:

     Identify dyslexic students by administering and interpreting disagnostic tests.  Provide therapy to identified dyslexic
     students.  Apply knowledge of federal, state, and district procedures concerning dyslexia for general and special education.
     Instruct and evaluate students with dyslexia in every phase of the program.
 
     Provide guidance to teachers in English/Language Arts and Reading instruction as well as RTI at all TIERED levels.  Assist
     teachers in utilizing effective reading practices within the classroom setting. Assist in coordination of Section 504 referral
     process and instruction of students with dyslexia.  Provide instructional support and/or direct instruction, as mandated by
     Texas law, for students with dyslexia.  Provide 504 and special eduation students with learning activities and experiences
     designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Develop or modify
     curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to various student ability levels.  Work in itinerant capacity
     as assigned.
 

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:
    Bachelor’s Degree required
    Valid Texas Teacher’s Certification
 
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with students who have reading difficulties
  • Leadership ability and experience in providing staff development in the areas of reading and dyslexia to classroom teachers is a major focus
  • Thorough understanding of reading research and strategies
  • Specific training in teaching dyslexic students, administering and interpreting diagnostic tests preferred.
  • Understand and able to explain Section 504 law/procedures, test results and information to parents and teachers is necessary
  • Ability to share expertise with peers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
 
Experience:
    Minimum 3 years teaching experience in English/Language Arts or Reading

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Instructional Strategies
Work collaboratively with building staff to deliver exemplary reading instruction to dyslexia students.
  1. Coordinate with other involved school personnel in planning and providing reading instruction for students.
  2. Provide staff development and coaching to campus personnel on reading issues.
  3. Provide instructional services to those students who have been identified for dyslexia services.
  4. Keep accurate and complete records including course accommodation plans, students monitoring forms and status reports for identified students as required.
  5. Act as the liaison to building personnel in interpreting educational policies, procedures and guidelines concerning dyslexic students.
  6. Assist in evaluating students who have been referred to the dyslexia program for testing and provide periodic evaluation and exit consideration.
  7. Participate with teachers, parent(s), campus administrators and special education director (dyslexia coordinator) in determining qualification for 504 and special education dyslexia services.
  8. Attend district and campus meetings involving reading programs and programs for dyslexic students.
  9. Attend training in methods and strategies that improve general reading and dyslexia instruction.
  10. Assist in documenting student progress and monitoring students in the dyslexia program.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Communication
Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
  1. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  2. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
 
Other
Become trained in District dyslexia program and train other staff as needed.
  1. Attend, create, and deliver staff development activities to improve dyslexia instruction.
  2. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for 504 and special education teachers.
  3. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.
  4. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy.
  5. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
  6. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on committees as needed.

 

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: Occasional lifting and carrying (less than 50 pounds)
Environment: Work inside; frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress
Contract:  Teacher (187 days)