Dyslexia Services

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 and parent support


For more information, contact Kara Janasak, Dyslexia Therapy Coordinator, at 972-727-0490 or via email at Kara.Janasak@allenisd.org.