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Hooks ISD Dyslexia Therapists:

Angie Graham, CALT, LDT  (grahama@hooksisd.net)

Nikki Walls, Dyslexia Therapist (wallsh@hooksisd.net)

Haley Thompson, CALT in training (thompsonha@hooksisd.net)

Hooks ISD uses the Take Flight curriculum for its dyslexia program.  Take Flight contains the 5 components of effective reading instruction supported by the National Reading Panel research meta-analysis and mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act:  phonemic awareness, phonic skills, vocabulary, fluency and reading comprehension.  

Hooks ISD also has Reading By Design, which is a systematic, multisensory set of instructional  routines which include content and pedagogically appropriate practices compiled from sources,  such as Foundations for Literacy: Structures and Techniques for Multisensory Teaching of Basic  Written English Language Skills by Aylett Royall Cox (1980). This program is aligned with  research-based practices for developing literacy and is designed for students with basic reading  difficulties, such as dyslexia. This intervention follows an intensive, explicit, and cumulative  design for remediation of reading and writing skills at all grade levels. Reading by Design  includes all of the components of instruction and instructional approaches supported through  research as cited in the The Dyslexia Handbook – Revised 2021.

Resources for Students/Parents:

Bookshare (free accessible online library for people with dyslexia and other disabilities) EMAIL/CALL one of the Hooks ISD dyslexia therapists for registration

Spelling City (program designed to improve spelling and vocabulary with games) EMAIL/CALL one of the Hooks ISD dyslexia therapists for login information

Learning Ally (Audiobooks and dyslexia resources)

Ginger (Online Writing Assistant)

Epic (Leading Digital Library)

Childmind (Parents Guide To Dyslexia)

The Yale Center For Dyslexia & Creativity

Reading Rockets

Child Find

SPEDTEX

Notice of Procedural Safeguards:  Home Page for the Legal Framework (esc18.net)

State Dyslexia Helpline:  1-800-232-3030

SPEDTex Helpline:  1-855-773-3839

  • Dyslexia Handbook in Spanish
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