Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

Take Flight is a comprehensive, multisensory curriculum that

addresses, through direct instruction, the five components of

effective reading instruction supported by the National Reading

Panel research meta-analysis: phonemic awareness, phonic skills,

vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension. The curriculum

includes: practice identifying and naming the 44 phonemes of the

English language and the graphemes with which they correspond;

handwriting; Fry’s instant words; phonological awareness; spelling; dictation; grammar; single-word decoding; reading rate practice; connected text reading that develops fluency and prosody; and connected text reading and other multisensory tasks that develop complex levels of comprehension.

 

Find out more about Take Flight at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's website.

Pre-Flight: An Introduction to Take Flight
This 36-lesson multisensory program is designed for younger, struggling students. It provides
direct instruction in alphabet, sequencing, phonological awareness, and comprehension skills.
Pre-Flight is beneficial for many students that struggle with foundational reading skills,
not just those identified with characteristics of dyslexia.

 

Dyslexia Screenings

Screenings are often an appropriate first step if you have concerns about your child's reading ability but aren't sure if you should pursue a full evaluation through a licensed provider or your public school. The screening assesses handwriting, alphabet and sequencing skills, phonics, phonological awareness, oral fluency, and listening and reading comprehension.

Dysgraphia Screenings

This formative assessment for dysgraphia evaluates handwriting, keyboarding, spelling, and written composition. It's appropriate for students K-12, as well as adults. Formative assessments are designed to inform current instructional practices and support. Recommendations will be made regarding appropriate handwriting, keyboarding, spelling, and composition instruction, as well as appropriate assistive technology interventions and accommodations. Referrals for additional evaluations are provided as needed.