Special Education Department
HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Children from birth through age 22, who are blind and/or deaf, and children from 3 through 21 years of age with other disabilities are eligible for a free appropriate, public education. For more information call special education office at 830-709-5128.
Some of the support services we provide include Counseling Services, Occupational Therapy, Orientation and Mobility Services, Physical Therapy, Transportation, Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment, Psychological Services, Extended School Year, Information and Referral for Community Services, Speech Therapy, Inclusion, and Transition Services.
Special Education Staff
Robby Pierce, Director of Special Education
Amanda Hill, Administrative Assistant
Josephine Rocha, Assessment Records | Translator
Deborah Wagner, Speech Language Pathologist
Francisca Tamayo, Speech Language Pathologist
Lindsey Shipley, Educational Diagnostician
Irene Robbins, Part-Time Educational Diagnostician
Jackie Stoner, Part-Time Educational Diagnostician
Sarah Cook, Special Education Counselor | LSSP | Behavioral Specialist
Akeila Banks, Physical Therapist
Exa Curtis, Visually Impaired Itinerant Teacher
Patrice Horner (Pleasanton ISD), Auditory Impaired Itinerant Teacher
Lori Ralph – Occupational Therapist
Patricia Rutan (Pleasanton ISD) – Orientation & Mobility Specialist
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES:
8-25-2023 The First Baptist Church of Lytle Welcomes Pirate Staff Back to School with a Delicious Meal!
More than 250 Lytle Pirate employees enjoyed hospitality and a hot meal from the First Baptist Church of Lytle as they started the new school year a few weeks ago on August 4, 2023. This tradition started back in 2001 and thousands have enjoyed this generous and loving tradition over the past 20 years! Pastor James Engle, his church members and church youth (our own Lytle Pirate students) were gracious hosts.
At Monday night's January Board of Trustees meeting, January 23, 2023, our campus principals, Athletics, Special Education Department and all of our Lytle Leadership team took a few minutes to show-and-tell our Board Members how much we appreciate their guidance and support for our Lytle schools.
7-14-2022 Lieutenant Donny R. Whitaker the Medina County Sheriff’s Office provides emergency response training for all Lytle staff.
In early July, staff from the Operations, Information Technology, Special Education and Central Office completed three hours of emergency response training with Lieutenant Donny R. Whitaker the Medina County Sheriff’s Office.
The Jolly Roger Coffee Shop Grand Opening was truly a jolly good time! This wonderful event happened just before our Christmas Break, and so this summary is a bit of a throwback, but the good cheer will still warm your heart.
A big “Thank You” to Devine Acres for donating this beautiful tree to our Junior High/High School Like Skills classroom! They were gracious enough to let us go pick & cut down a tree and bring it back, along with an awesome hayride & help feeding their animal farm. Our students loved it! So courteous and welcoming to our staff and students. Thank you so much.
This video is sure to make you smile! Thank you to our Lytle Special Education Director Robby Pierce and his entire staff for doing such a great job partnering with campuses as well as organizations and businesses in our community to create fabulous inclusive opportunities. You all ensure our students' learning experiences are also treasured, meaningful memories of their school days.
Junior High and High School students learn life skills while working and assisting our Ag teachers with their chicken coop, also our students have also been using the eggs they collect for work base learning in our kitchen. We wanted to make use of everything, so, we started saving the shells and today we finished up our project, it was a great team effort! Some cutting, painting, stuffing, gluing, and done! Now it’s time to sweep and clean up, you know, the fun part!
The Texas Baptists Cooperative Program awards Lytle ISD Speech Pathologist Deborah Wagner the BEST Award, which stands for Baptist Educators Serving Texas. This is the first year for this recognition.
I want to share with you a picture of the bikes recently donated to Lytle ISD from the Believe It Foundation. These bikes were custom-designed for Lytle students, built in Canada, then shipped down to “Little” Lytle. What a great surprise right before the holidays!
11-18-2020 Giving thanks for NFA Wealth Management Strategic Financial Concepts for their support of Lytle schools.
Please watch this short video, and join our district in thanking NFA Wealth Management Strategic Financial Concepts for their amazing gifts of time, donations, and support. The Wagners are copied on this email, so if you would like to reply or send a personal a message of thanks for all they do for our students, please feel free to do so.
It was all smiles as these seniors received their 2020 Graduate yard signs. They’ve accepted all the challenges their teachers have presented them over the years and they are ready to be Graduates of 2020!
Good morning! Yesterday, December 11th, we hosted our 5th annual Christmas Dance in the elementary cafeteria with about 200 attendees from Lytle, Devine, Medina Valley, Natalia and Somerset. It was absolutely amazing to witness the excitement and energy from all. This is the first year we have hosted it during the school day which allowed so many more to attend.
This past Friday we had our 2nd Annual Pirate Track & Field Day. Lytle students and other schools from surrounding areas were invited to participate in track and field events. It was a great day to be outside and enjoy the kids’ smiles on their faces as they broke through the finish line. I have attached one picture for your enjoyment. This picture was sent to me during the meet with a quote saying, “this is what it’s all about”. I could not agree more. Mrs. Migura and Skull Studios will be putting together an album that I will share as soon as it becomes available. The signs Mrs. Migura and her staff also created looked awesome.
Special Education Photo Albums
Parent and Community Involvement - We believe parental and community involvement is essential to quality education. When parents participate, they become partners in the planning and teaching of their child.
Referral for Special Education - The referral process begins with a call to the student’s campus counselor, beginning the Response to Intervention (RTI) process. This process can be explained by your student’s campus counselor. Referrals can be made by: parents or guardians or other family members, teachers adult student (18 years or older).
Disabilities - Speech or Language Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, Visual Impairment, Auditory Impairment, Deaf-Blindness, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, NCEC (Ages 3-5)
Instructional Settings- (1) Mainstream/Inclusion: Providing Special Education and related services according to Individual Education Plans to students whose instruction and related services are provided in general education with Special Education support. (2) Homebound: Providing Special Education services for students confined to home/hospital a minimum of 4 weeks and requiring licensed physician’s documentation. (3) Speech Therapy: Providing speech therapy services. (4) Resource/Related Services: Providing Special Education and related services in a setting other than general education for less that 50% of the student’s school day. (5) Self-Contained Mild/Moderate/Severe: Providing Special Education instruction and related services to student in a Special Education program for more than 50% of the student’s school day. (6) Non Public Day School: Providing Special Education and related services through a contractual agreement with an approved nonpublic day school. (7) Vocational Adjustment Class (VAC): Providing Special Education, academic, or job-related instruction to students who are placed on a job with regularly scheduled direct involvement by Special Education staff. (8) Residential Care and Treatment Facility: Providing Special Education and related services to students that have a disability and reside in care treatment facility, and whose parents do not reside within the boundaries of the school district providing educational services to the student. (9) Off Home Campus: Providing Special Education and related services to students that meet one of the following criteria: (a) The student is one of a group of students from more than one school district served at a single location in another school district when a FAPE is not available in the sending district . (b) The student is provided instruction by school district personnel in a facility (other than a nonpublic day school) not operated by a school district. 118 (c) The student is in a self-contained program at a separate campus operated by your school district that provides only special education and related services.