• DYSLEXIA PROGRAM GOALS

    • Effectively identifying students who exhibit characteristics of dyslexia
    • Providing individualized instruction that meets the specific learning needs of each student in a small group setting
    • Providing intervention that includes:
      • Phonemic awareness
      • Grapho-phonemic knowledge (phonics)
      • Language structure
      • Linguistics
      • Process and strategies for decoding, encoding, word recognition, fluency, and comprehension
    • Providing explicit, direct instruction that is systematic, sequential, and cumulative
    • Providing intensive, highly concentrated instruction that maximizes student engagement and uses specialized methods and materials
    • Providing meaning-based instruction that is directed toward purposeful reading and writing, with an emphasis on comprehension and composition
    • Providing multi-sensory instruction that incorporates the simultaneous use of two or more sensory pathways (auditory, visual, kinesthetic, tactile) during teacher presentations and student practice
    • Providing support for students in the regular classroom by collaborating with the teacher regarding alternative strategies and specific accommodations
    • Providing support to regular classroom teachers who are working with dyslexic students
    • Facilitating parent education and support groups by providing information, parent support, and advocate information
     
     
    Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention
    for Students with Dyslexia
     
    The curriculum teaches students with dyslexia specific strategies and techniques to compensate for the difficulties they will encounter.
     
    Take Flight addresses the five components of effective reading instruction:
     
    Phonemic Awareness – teaching the relationships between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns

    Phonics –  introduction of phoneme-grapheme correspondence rules, time for practice of new skills, single word decoding

    Fluency– instruction incorporates guided and timed repeated reading of decodable words, phrases and connected text ---  directed practice in repeated reading of words, phrases and passages in daily home practice to help students read newly encountered text more fluently
     
    Vocabulary– expanded and enriched by developing morphological knowledge, word relationships, figurative language, syntax and semantics using direct instruction and in reading context
     
    Reading Comprehension – comprehension monitoring, question generation, story summarizing and inferencing
     
     
    Take Flight Curriculum Program for Dyslexic Students - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital link:    http://www.tsrhc.org/dyslexia-take-flight.htm