Be one of the first!  NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Sessions begin in August!

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  • Call campus to discuss your student to ensure that they will be a good fit.

  • Visit campus to review program expectations and recieve your contract.

  • Submit your contract.  If space is available, we will collect your deposit for August or place your student on the wait list.

Coming SY 2022-2023  3rd - 12th
READING THERAPY
Take Flight Intervention for Language Based Learning Differences
Including...

Dyslexia/Dysgraphia
Spelling Difficulties
Phonemic Awareness
Phonics
Fluency
Vocabulary
Reading Comprehension
Autism Spectrum
If what you have tried before hasn't been successful, we can help turn your child become successful!

 

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Dyslexia and Dysgraphia education is an extremely underserved need in our community.  We have learned is that many school districts believe that a one-day workshop qualifies a teacher to sufficiently serve diagnosed students.  That is so far from reality! To truly help a student, they need daily explicit instruction using multisensory structured language approach, (also referred to as the Orton -Gillingham Approach), provided by a highly qualified educator. 

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Our Program

Take Flight Reading Therapy
A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia or other Written Language Disorders 

Take Flight meets the criteria in all five components for a Comprehensive Dyslexia Program Including Phonological Awarness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension and Fluency

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Dyslexia Therapy vs. Dyslexia Tutoring: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE

WRITTEN BY MEGAN ON JULY 21, 2020

When researching online dyslexia support options, it helps to understand how the services differ in order to find the best fit for your family. With any investment of time and money, outcome is the closest measure of success, and language intervention is no exception. So one may ask themselves….does it matter if I do dyslexia therapy vs dyslexia tutoring? The answer is YES!

What is the difference between dyslexia tutoring and dyslexia therapy?

Dyslexia Tutoring  This is the level of support offered by most and with public schools offering at best a one-day, training workshop.  Ask about the educator's qualifications.  It is not fair to have a student be tutored without affecting real change!

Dyslexia tutoring is the most common offering for dyslexia and can take on many shapes and forms.  Tutoring is a generic term and can range from access to prescriptive computer programs which support a student’s phonetic enrichment in both spelling and reading to working with a teacher one on one on specific deficit areas.  Dyslexia tutoring is offered, generally, at a lower weekly frequency, and can be administered by a certified classroom teacher or special education generalist. Tutoring is typically based on an academic need and is great as a review for previously taught concepts.  Although this can be helpful for many students, it is not a comprehensive solution. Tutoring generally lacks the layering and complexity that the dyslexic brain needs and does not venture deeper than surface level curriculum.  

Additionally, the term Orton-Gillingham does not specify therapy but instead a methodology and approach to dyslexia intervention.  While an Orton-Gillingham tutoring approach may be the most beneficial when working with students with dyslexia, it is important to know that the term alone does not imply proper dyslexia therapy.  Although many such programs exist such as Barton, Slingerland, Alphabetic Phonics, and Wilson, one does NOT need to be a licensed dyslexia therapist to implement these programs.   A simple training course can be attended by parents and teachers alike to administer the programs.  The concern area is that those leading the program often understand the dyslexic brain enough to be prescriptive in action, but instead only can teach to the instructional manual.  

Dyslexia Therapy This is the highest level of support and what we are providing on our campus.

Dyslexia therapy can only be implemented by a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).  A CALT provides diagnostic, explicit, systematic Multisensory Structured Language intervention which builds a high degree of accuracy, knowledge, and independence for students with written-language disorders, including dyslexia.  A licensed dyslexia therapist will personally guide your child through a multisensory program of explicit, systematic instruction for both reading and spelling.  Programs such as Take Flight, developed by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and Basic Language Skills, designed by Neuhaus Education Center, are examples of therapeutic level Orton Gillingham techniques.  These programs are clinically diagnostic and prescriptive, multisensory, intensive, and results driven.   When a student is guided by a CALT through a therapeutic program such as  Take Flight or BLS,  that therapist is literally rewiring parts of their brain to create new neuropathways to access the written code and become proficient readers.  

 

Knowledge is power.  When choosing the intervention strategy that is right for you, it is always helpful to understand why one approach is advantageous to another.