Special Programs & Services

Goodrich ISD Special Programs & Services Faculty & Staff:

Response to Intervention (RTI) & Special Education Services: Initial Referral, Review, and Transfer ARDs (Admission, Review, and Dismissal), etc.

Mrs. Brenda Langley

Associate Principal - Contact Mrs. Langley 

Dr. Aubrey Vaughan

Principal -Contact Dr. Vaughan 

Mrs. Karen LaBar

District Special Education Services:
Case Manager Contact Mrs. LaBar  


Dyslexia Information from the Texas Education Agency

Access the current version of The Dyslexia Handbook.

Dyslexia Framework in English y en español

Gifted & Talented

Gifted and Talented Education

Access The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students here in English or in Spanish.

Goodrich ISD Gifted and Talented Plan

Polk County Special Services

Polk County Special Services

Goodrich ISD is a participating member of the Polk County Special Services Cooperative.

Texas Transition: Student-Centered Transitions Network

Access helpful information regarding transition services.

Special Education

In partnership with the Polk County Special Services Cooperative, Goodrich ISD provides special education services to children with disabilities to meet their unique needs. Students must be identified as in need of special education through a referral and evaluation process. The district also provides related services including transportation, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, adaptive physical education, and individual or group counseling.

To qualify for special education, students must have been evaluated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, and have a disability such as the following:

  • speech or language impairment

  • hearing impairment including deafness

  • visual impairment including blindness

  • orthopedic impairment

  • autism

  • traumatic brain injury

  • emotional disturbance

  • intellectual disability

  • other health impairment

  • a specific learning disability

  • deaf-blindness

  • multiple disabilities

Special education is offered at no cost to parents to meet the needs of a child with a disability.

The instruction offered through special education has been changed in content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs of a child that will result from that child's disability and to ensure access of the child to the general curriculum so that he or she can meet the educational standards within the jurisdiction of the public agency that apply to all children.


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.

Contact information:
Phone: 1-855-773-3839
Email: inquire@spedtex.org
Live Chat: www.spedtex.org