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Take Flight 

A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

Each dyslexia therapy session will be conducted using the Take Flight program that was written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite for Children (SRC) in Dallas, Texas.  This comprehensive program is Orton Gillingham based which means it is multisensory, systematic, explicit, and comprehensive.  

We will start with the simplest language concepts and build towards the complex components while providing continual repetition with previously learned concepts, cumulatively so that they build on each other.  

Key research findings on Take Flight include:

  • Students who complete Take Flight instruction show significant growth in all areas of reading skill.
  • Follow-up research with children who completed treatment indicates that students maintain the benefits of instruction on word reading skills and continue to improve in reading comprehension.
  • Students with the lowest reading skills acquire the strongest gains from Take Flight instruction.

Right now, each therapy session will take place in my home office in Frederick, CO.  My office has been designed to accommodate all the aspects of this program.  This program is very hands on and requires the use of a lot of materials that are difficult to transport to and from different locations.  

I am working on making this therapeutic program available virtually.  As soon as I roll that out I will update the website! 



Tutoring sessions will be an hour long for a minimum of 2 days a week, but it is highly recommended that therapy sessions happen 3 times a week.  This program is designed to be a two year intervention.  As a therapeutic program it needs to be administered frequently to make the maximum impact on a dyslexic mind.  I realize that this program requires a lot of commitment from you and your student.  Reading struggles impact all aspects of life and it is worth the commitment now to ensure that your student conquers their reading challenges early in life so they will have the confidence to accomplish all of the amazing things they are capable of!  

After each session students will come home with a worksheet that is called RAP (reading automaticity practice.)  This worksheet will require practice at home and your student will need your supervision to complete them.  If a student practices a rap sheet on their own without knowing when they have made a mistake they are practicing it wrong and that will create problems for them as learn to connect the concepts being taught to print that they read.  The rap sheet will only require 15 minutes of your time completed over 3 separate 5 min sessions.  We will go into more detail about the parent/guardian requirements to ensure success for the student.  

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