Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. (Adopted by the International Dyslexia Board of Directors, November 12, 2002).

Programs Utilized in NLISD

Take Flight:  A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children  (TSRHC).  Take Flight addresses the essential components outlined by the state of Texas for meeting the literacy needs of students identified with dyslexia and related disorders.

Higgins Elementary 

Literacy, PreFlight, Sounds Abound

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Aaron Parker Elementary


Literacy Support, Rite Flight, Pre-Flight,

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Everett Elementary


Literacy, Pre-Flight, Rite Flight, 

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Bailey Intermediate


RtI Reading

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Stone Middle School

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

North Lamar High School


Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum


Michelle Easton, LDT, CALT

NLISD Dyslexia Coordinator

Bailey Dyslexia Therapist

Email and Webpage

Melissa Gibson

Higgins and Everett

Dyslexia Interventionist


Email and Webpage

Carol VanDeaver

Everett and Stone

Dyslexia Therapist


Email and Webpage

Amy Bolton, CALT

Stone and Parker

Dyslexia Therapist


Email and Webpage

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