SISD Dyslexia Programs

  • Pre-Flight is an Orton Gillingham based multisensory structured language intervention for students in first grade who have been identified at risk for dyslexia through a universal dyslexia screening.  Pre-Flight is a six-week, small group intervention that involves activities to help improve and develop alphabet, rhyme, letter-sound association and segmenting, blending and manipulating sounds in words.  Pre-Flight was develop by the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

    Take Flight is an Orton Gillingham based multisensory structured language dyslexia curriculum for students identified with dyslexia in grades 2-12.  Intensity (small group size, extended length of sessions and treatment, individualized lessons) is what distinguishes dyslexia intervention from regular reading instruction.  Take Flight was developed by the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

    Esperanza is a Spanish multisensory structured language approach for reading, writing and spelling.  It provides a sequential, systematic approach to achieve Spanish literacy.  Esperanza focuses on teaching students to read, write and spell accurately in the Spanish language so that they can transition in to a program to help them master those same skills in the English language.

    Components of Dyslexia Instruction

    • Phonological Awareness
    • Sound Symbol Association
    • Syllabication
    • Orthography
    • Morphology
    • Syntax
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Reading Fluency

    Delivery of Dyslexia Instruction

    • Simultaneous, multisensory
    • Systematic and cumulative
    • Explicit instruction
    • Diagnostic teaching to automaticity
    • Synthetic instruction
    • Analytic Instruction