Take Flight

Take Flight Dyslexia Program

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that is neurological and genetic in origin.  People diagnosed with dyslexia have difficulty connecting sounds to letter symbols.  With specialized intervention, children can learn the tools needed to be successful, despite their learning differences.

What is Take Flight?

Take Flight was created at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  It is a comprehensive intervention for students with dyslexia.  In the Take Flight program, students receive intensive multisensory instruction in the structure of the English language.  The components of Take Flight are aligned with the national requirements for effective reading instruction:  phonemic awareness, phonics skills, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.  At Christ Academy spiritual, cultural, and technology elements are integrated into the Take Flight curriculum.

What do students learn in Take Flight?

  • Cursive handwriting
  • 44 sound/96 letter-sound correspondence rules
  • 87 affixes
  • Spelling rules
  • Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Greek combining forms

Interesting Facts about Dyslexia

  • Dyslexia occurs in people of all intellectual levels and backgrounds.
  • Dyslexia affects at least 10 million children (approximately 1 out of every 5 children).
  • People with dyslexia are often gifted in areas such as art, computer science, mathematics, science, mechanics, music, sales, and sports.
  • Reading -failure is a public health issue.

Famous People with Dyslexia

  • Orlando Bloom
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Nolan Ryan
  • Winston Churchill
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Walt Disney

Resources:

International Dyslexia Association - http://www.interdys.org/
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children - http://www.tsrhc.org/dyslexia.htm
National Center for Learning Disabilities - http://www.ncld.org/
Florida Center for Reading Research - http://www.fcrr.org/

Amanda Clevenger
Take Flight/Dyslexia Instructor

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.  Psalm 139:14