Dyslexia

Albany ISD Dyslexia  

Albany I.S.D. dyslexia services are based on Take Flight: A Comprehensive Program for Children with Dyslexia by the Texas Schottish Rite Hospital for Children. Take Flight addresses the five essential components of reading with direct, intensive and explicit instruction using multi-sensory techniques in learning the code of sounds and letters.  Multi-sensory learning offers children opportunities to learn through seeing, hearing, and touching. In addition, these programs utilize repetition to secure concepts of reading, spelling and writing. Take Flight is a scientifically research based program.

Albany I.S.D. students receive protection under Section 504* with an Accommodation Plan or IDEA** with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).

Decisions regarding these students will be made by either a Section 504 Committee or an ARD Committee, which include parents and knowledgeable school personnel.

*Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

**Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Five Essential Components of Reading

  1. Phonemic Awareness - knowledge and manipulation of sounds in spoken words
  2. Phonics - relationship between written and spoken letters and sounds
  3. Reading fluency, including oral reading skills - ability to read with accuracy, and with appropriate rate, expression, and phrasing
  4. Vocabulary development -  knowledge of words, their definitions, and context
  5. Reading comprehension strategies - understanding of meaning in text

Links for Parents and Students:

Famous Dyslexics

International Dyslexia Association

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital - Dyslexia

Academic Language Therapy Association

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Five dyslexia websites - learn the facts