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Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

Take Flight is an Orton-Gillingham based curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite for Children (SRC) in Dallas, Texas. It originated with Alphabetic Phonics, written by Aylett Cox, the seminal Orton-Gillingham based curriculum from which most O-G programs stem today. It was then reiterated as the TSRH Literacy Program and the Dyslexia Training Program. Continuous teaching trials in both the clinical setting at Scottish Rite Hospital, and in Texas public schools influenced it's revision to Take Flight.

Take Flight is designed to be a two-year intervention, and is multisensory, systematic, explicit and comprehensive. It begins with the simplest language concepts and builds toward the most complex components while providing continual repetition with previously learned concepts, cumulatively. It is well suited for individual or small group instruction

(2-5 students).

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.

  • Take Flight is effective when used in schools by therapists with advanced training in remediation of students with dyslexia.

  • Please click here to read the Research Summary

  • Please click here to learn more about Take Flight.


Please see the video below to learn more about how Take Flight impacts students at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

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