Allen ISD does not limit intervention for students with dyslexia to a specific curriculum but rather, individually assesses the needs of each student identified with dyslexia and determines best practices to meet those needs. Other resources vetted for use by a trained CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist) may also be utilized as appropriate for individual students or groups.
One curriculum often provided is:
Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, a curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a primary resource for dyslexia intervention.
Take Flight addresses the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel's research (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension) and is a comprehensive Tier III Intervention for students with dyslexia.
Take Flight findings:
- significant growth in all areas of reading skill
- students maintain the benefits of instruction and word reading skills and continue to improve in reading comprehension
- effective when used in schools by teachers with advanced training in treating learning disorders
- students with the lowest reading skills acquire the strongest gains from Take Flight instruction.