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, Oral Language, SIPPS  

Aaron Parker Elementary


Literacy Support, Oral Language, Rite Flight, Title 1 Literacy, SIPPS, Success Reading, Pre-Flight, Dyslexia:

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Everett Elementary


Literacy, Pre-Flight, SIPPS, Sounds Abound, Rite Flight, Success Reading, Dyslexia:

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Bailey Intermediate


RtI Reading, Success Reading, Dyslexia:

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Stone Middle School



Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

North Lamar High School



Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum


Tammy Klinkerman, M.Ed., CALT, LDT-QI
NLISD Dyslexia Coordinator
Higgins & Everett
903.737.2061 Email  and Webpage
Johnnie Freeman, M.Ed., CALT, LDT
NLHS & Stone Dyslexia Therapist
903.737.2001 or 903.737.2041
Email  and Webpage  
Amy Bolton
Parker Dyslexia Intervention Teacher
903.732.3066 Email  and Webpage
Michelle Easton CALT, LDT
Bailey Dyslexia Therapist
903.737.7971 Email and Webpage


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