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Take Flight

Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Take Flight builds on the success of the three previous dyslexia intervention programs developed by the staff of TSRHC: Alphabetic Phonics, the Dyslexia Training Program and TSRH Literacy Program.

Take Flight was designed for use by Certified Academic Language Practitioners or Therapists for children with dyslexia ages seven and 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.

Take Flight incorporates the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel’s research. Take Flight is a comprehensive Tier III intervention for students with dyslexia and related reading disorders.

  • Phonemic Awareness – following established procedures for explicitly teaching the relationships between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns
  • Phonics – providing a systematic approach for single word decoding
  • Fluency – using research-proven directed practice in repeated reading of words, phrases and passages to help students read newly encountered text more fluently
  • Vocabulary – featuring multiple word learning strategies (definitional, structural, contextual) and explicit teaching techniques with application in text
  • Reading Comprehension – teaching students to explicitly use and articulate multiple comprehension strategies (i.e., cooperative learning, story structure, question generation and answering, summarization, and comprehension monitoring)

Rite Flight

Rite Flight: A Classroom Reading Rate Program is a curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite Hospital. Rite Flight: Rate equips teachers and reading specialists to help students increase their reading rate and fluency.

Rite Flight: Rate was designed to be a Tier II intervention for use by classroom teachers, reading specialists and special education teachers with first through eighth-grade students. It can be used as supplemental or intervention instruction for individuals, small groups or the whole classroom.

Rite Flight: Rate differs from standard reading fluency instruction by using a method of instruction designed to promote the recognition of letter clusters within words. Students follow a repeated reading schedule that introduces the same words in isolation, in phrases and finally in stories.

Rite Flight: Rate is not intended to be used in place of a comprehensive intervention for students identified with dyslexia, as it addresses only one component of reading.

Pre-Flight

Pre-Flight was developed as a precursor to Take Flight in order to provide a preparation for the skills that will support young students’ success in reading intervention including dyslexia. Pre-Flight is not intended to be used in place of a comprehensive intervention for students identified with dyslexia.

Pre-Flight contains three instructional components:
-Letter and alphabet knowledge
-Phonemic awareness
-Listening comprehension

Sounds Abound

Listening, Rhyming and Reading builds skills students need to become proficient readers with an evidence-based, systematic progression of lessons. Students learn to associate sounds and letters, develop awareness of rhymes and sound segments, divide words into segments, and add and delete sound segments.  Sounds Abound Storybook Activities link phonological awareness skills to children’s literature and comprehension.  The program uses the rich vocabulary from favorite children’s books to improve word, syllable, and sound awareness.

Source: Lingui Systems

Young learners in kindergarten through first grade who struggle with reading will use both Pre-Flight and Sounds Abound.