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Ginger English-Dyslexia Specialist

Dyslexia is a Process

With a recommendation from the 504 or ARD committee, students at Boles Middle School and Boles High School who are identified with dyslexia may receive instruction utilizing the Take Flight program from the campus dyslexia specialist. These classes take the place of one elective during their school day.  


FAQs

How can I be involved in supporting my child’s dyslexia therapy?

There are numerous ways parents may participate in daily support of their child’s dyslexia program. Providing a safe, risk-free environment at home can eliminate anxiety that a child might experience when homework is being completed. Consistency in completion of daily homework, building your child’s self-esteem by supporting daily learning, and helping to establish an independent attitude will benefit your child not only during dyslexia therapy, but also throughout his/her life as he/she learns how to be a successful learner.​

How will my student receive instruction?

The two-year program is taught 5 days a week ( 45 minutes per day) or four days per week (60 minutes per day) and is intended for small group instruction for 1-6 students. Take Flight includes 132 lessons with a total of 230 hours of direct instruction.

What factors are used to determine when a child EXITS from dyslexia therapy?

The following factors may be used to determine when a child exits from dyslexia therapy:

(1) completion of curriculum; (2) student demonstrating success in grade level material: (3) passing STAAR; (4) recommendation by the dyslexia teacher; (5) parent request; (6) moved from BISD; and (7) lack of appropriate progress within the dyslexia curriculum.

How will my child be supported once they have exited from their daily dyslexia instruction?

Campus dyslexia teachers track students who have exited the dyslexia program for a period of time. Tracking is a way to support teachers and students within the classroom setting. This tracking can look different for each student depending on the student’s needs. Tracking can take the form of checking the student’s grades each six/nine weeks, talking to classroom teacher(s) and/or meeting with the individual student informally, etc.


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Contact Ginger English

Classroom Number:
MS Rm111
School Phone:
903-883-4464 ext.200