• 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

     The New Herman Method

    The New Herman Method® is a successful small-group reading intervention for struggling students that incorporates a multisensory approach to teaching and reading.


    Multisensory-bihemispheric instructional techniques to address problems in retention, visual and auditory processing, spatial orientation, and sequencing


    Consistent emphasis on comprehension through decoding, encoding, structural analysis, sight words, contextual clues, and dictionary skills


    Materials to teach a carefully controlled reading sequence that correlates with spelling and handwriting instruction


    Sentence cards, software programs, phrase list reading, workbook activities, practice readers, and reading games to reinforce instruction


    Daily lesson plans for teaching each skill, including two Teacher Guides with specific objectives and attainable goals


    Provides numerous opportunities for student responses in every lesson through a technique called "Attribute Reading"