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DISD Dyslexia Program


Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year curriculum written by staff at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas, TX. Take Flight was designed for use by Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALTs) with students ages seven or older. The two-year program is designed to be taught four days per week (60 minutes per day) or five days per week (45 minutes per day). It is intended for one-on-one or small group instruction with no more than six students per class. The curriculum has seven workbooks; four for first year and three for second year. Student are monitored for progress using the Take Flight Progress Monitoring Kit. Students receive instruction in the five components of reading 1) phonemic awareness, 2) phonics, 3) fluency, 4) vocabulary, and 5) comprehension with a heavy emphasis on the first three components.


Detroit ISD employees a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) trained at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas to teach Take Flight to our students identified with dyslexia.


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