Approximately fifty percent of all learning disorders are classified as reading disorders. In most cases, the onset of learning disorders will be determined in pre-school age through second grade. Usually, starting before the first grade indicates a kind of developmental delay in language skills, delay in learning of new concepts at home, or delay in performance in comparison to pre-school and kindergarten peers. Behavioral Health & Family Services is combining educational and therapeutic interventions design to reduce the effects of dyslexia.
Our dyslexia program is based on the Take Flight curriculum. The Take Flight program is a Comprehensive Intervention for individuals with dyslexia designed using the scientific evidence that supports the importance of each of these five components of reading. Take Flight addresses the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel’s research. These five components includes phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
Five Components Of Effective Reading
- Phonemic Awareness – Follows established procedures for explicitly teaching the relationships between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns.
- Phonics – Provides a systematic approach for single word decoding. Students learn 96 grapheme-phoneme correspondences.
- Fluency – Uses research-proven directed practice in repeated reading of words, phrases, and passages to help students read a newly encountered text more fluently.
- Vocabulary – Features multiple word learning strategies (definitional, structural, contextual) and explicit teaching techniques with application in text. Students learn 87 affixes with an emphasis on English morphology. They learn Anglo-Saxon and Latin roots and Greek combining forms.
- Reading Comprehension – Teaches students to explicitly use and articulate multiple comprehension strategies for narrative and expository text.
June 5 – August 10: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $80 Per Hour Per Session
For more information, contact
Dwane Allen, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org