Empowering Literacy for ALL students in SISD
We are thrilled to be serving our dyslexic students in Stephenville ISD with research-based and proven programs
highly qualified staff members
The Dyslexia Intervention Program and the Rite Flight are implemented for our monolingual students and Esperanza is offered in Spanish for our English language learners and bilingual students. All our teachers serving dyslexic students receive extensive training in our programs by experts in the fields of dyslexia, literacy and differentiating instruction for varied learners. Participants learn current dyslexia laws, characteristics of dyslexia, and components of effective reading instruction programs address Texas State Law requirements for individualized, intensive, multi
sensory methods of teaching students who may be identified with dyslexia. Our dyslexia program at SISD contains all the critical, evidence-based components of dyslexia instruction listed in
and addresses Texas state law requirements for students with dyslexia based on the structured, sequential alphabetic phonics teaching strategy and include the alphabetic principle, phonological awareness, reading, written and verbal expression, spelling, comprehension and study skills to achieve literacy.
The Dyslexia Intervention Program
and Esperanza are both evidence-based
multi-sensory curriculum based on Orton-Gillingham. Our program also incorporates evidence-based resources such as
Scottish Rite Dyslexia Programs, Project Read, Neuhaus, Lawrence Greene and Bernice Bragstad’s Study Skills.
As a comprehensive language arts program, DIP is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and can be taught to individuals, small groups, or in the classroom. In addition, fluency and comprehension instruction is enhanced by utilizing the Rite Flight: A Classroom Reading Rate & Comprehension Program. This program can be used as supplemental or intervention instruction by classroom teachers, reading specialists and special education teachers
he Esperanza program
the essential components of an effective literacy program
as defined by the National Literacy Panel. The Esperanza program can also be used as an early reading intervention program for Spanish-speaking students.
was first developed in 1996 in order to provide a systematic, sequential and explicit approach to teaching Spanish literacy
it has been used in three national studies. Some of the work is described by Dr. Kim Lindsay and Dr. Frank Manis from the University of Southern California. You can also read about the success in the Perspectives journal published by the International Dyslexia Association.
We are blessed to be serving students in Stephenville ISD with such caring parents, teachers, and administrators. The 2018-2019 school year preparation has been well underway for a couple of months and we can't wait to exceed all former academic and extra-curricular success this year as part of the City of Champions. WE ARE iChampions!
International Dyslexia Association
A parent's guide to helping kids with learning disabilities
Texas Reading Initiative
Especially good for information on latest technology
word processing programs/keyboarding - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic of Texas
National Institute for Literacy
The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders -
TEA - Texas Education Agency