For additional information regarding Center for Dyslexia events, please contact us at 214-559-7817 or 800-421-1121, ext. 7817.
This session will include:
- an in-depth study of the definition and characteristics of dyslexia
- how to develop and implement accommodations for students with dyslexia
- a review of the laws and guidelines that guide dyslexia identification and intervention requirements in Texas public schools
- demonstration of the use of comprehension strategies for classroom and home use
- information covered in the TEA Dyslexia Handbook
These seminars will highlight:
- The foundation of the definition of dyslexia as a guide to data gathering and interpretation
- Data gathering and data review, including parent and teacher questionnaires
- Inclusion and interpretation of early reading assessments
- Inclusion and interpretation of Response to Intervention (RtI) data in identification of dyslexia and in progress monitoring of interventions
- Development of student profiles and interpretation for the identification of dyslexia
The seminar will include:
- a review of the current research-based definition of dyslexia
- a brief introduction to test instruments for a dyslexia identification test battery
- a definition-based paradigm and profile for dyslexia identification
- the core principles of dyslexia identification, including standards of measurement, data gathering, review of early reading assessments and Response to Intervention (RtI) progress measures
- case studies that allow the participants to recognize the characteristic profiles of students with dyslexia and to make decisions regarding placement
- examples of definition-based teacher and parent questionnaires
The seminar will highlight:
- Application of the definition of dyslexia to the identification of dyslexia
- Case studies of student profiles both with and without dyslexia
- Case studies of student profiles that go "beyond the basics," including those with complications of ADHD or developmental oral language challenges
- Case studies that consider intervention decisions based upon the student's response to intervention
- Case studies submitted by those attending
Many previous participants have found the most valuable aspect of the seminar is the opportunity to submit their own difficult and confusing case profiles and data.
Register by October 18, 2018 in order to receive direction on how your student's profile can be included as a part of the seminar.
NOTE: No substitutions for registrants will be accepted without prior approval. Please call or email if you want to replace a registered person with another person.
The seminar will highlight:
- Assessment data gathering that would suggest the need to consider dyslexia
- Test instruments and the decision‐making process to more specifically evaluate the core features of dyslexia within the context of a full and individual evaluation
- Student profiles that require more in‐depth interpretation due to complications such as AD/HD
- How to communicate dyslexia information to parents: responding to frequently asked questions.
The Rite Flight Workshop addresses two important components identified by the National Reading Panel as needed for effective reading instruction – Reading Rate (Fluency) and Reading Comprehension.
- A two-year curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders
- Contains the five components of effective reading instruction identified by research from the National Reading Panel
- children with dyslexia seven years and older
- one-on-one or small group instruction (no more than 6 students)
- use by a Certified Academic Language Therapist
- instruction four days a week – sixty minutes per day for two years
instruction five days a week - forty five minutes per day for two years
- Students that complete Take Flight instruction show significant growth in all areas of reading skill.
- Follow-up research on children who completed treatment indicates that students maintain the benefits of instruction on word reading skills and continue to improve in reading comprehension after one year.
The Take Flight Therapist Retraining seminar is held annually and is available to individuals who have gone through a two year academic Language Therapy program especially designed for students with dyslexia.
Graduates of the Therapist Training program are eligible to sit for The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Structured Language Education, Inc. certification exam at the therapy level. Twelve hours of graduate-level credit are offered through Midwestern State University.
General Program Information
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Length of the Program
|Brief description of the two years:
To request an application for therapist training: Please send your name and home address, along with your school district name and address to email@example.com or call (214) 559-7800 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7800. **Applications are e-mailed in November and due in March of each year.