We use an evidence-based program called Take Flight it is a comprehensive intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year Orton-Gillingham based curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC).
It is direct and systematic instruction and teaches reading and spelling with a strong emphasis on phonemic awareness and alphabetic code knowledge.
The multi-sensory lessons target five instructional components:
- Phonemic awareness
- Reading comprehension
A consistent daily lesson plan cycle introduces new concepts and opportunities to practice skills in:
- Alphabet knowledge
- Listening and reading comprehension
Backed by Research
A comparison-group study published in a 1998 edition of the Journal of Learning Disabilities supports the effectiveness of the Dyslexia Training Program. This study met the rigorous criteria for inclusion in the meta-analysis of the National Reading Panel, whose report was the basis for the No Child Left Behind Act. Based on extensive clinical research by top clinicians and educators, the use of the program continues to grow throughout Texas, the nation and the world.