FIRST of THREE over twelve months
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS AUGUST 26
Total Cost: $3,622.00 + tax
($2,725.00 tuition + $897.00 materials)
3 graduate credit hours available from Friends University for an additional $255
This graduate training course, which begins with this introductory session and extends across three years of study, is recognized by the Academic Language Therapy Association to certify Academic Language Therapists. This is a comprehensive intervention curriculum for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Participants will learn and practice the specifics of using the Take Flight curriculum with their students as they integrate all areas of literacy. Take Flight provides structured, sequential, explicit, multisensory literacy instruction and is designed for use by parents and educators for children ages 7 and older.
The material fee of $897.50 (plus tax) will be charged upon arrival to Fundamental Learning Center. Materials will be provided at that time.
This three year graduate level training course, which begins with this introductory session, is recognized by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) to certify Academic Language Therapists. It meets requirements for instruction issued by the Kansas Department of Education Dyslexia Task Force.
Take Flight gets struggling readers off the ground with structured, sequential, explicit, multisensory literacy instruction written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.
The two-year reading program is designed to be taught four days per week (60 minutes per day) or five days per week (45 minutes per day). It is intended for one-on-one or small group instruction with no more than six students per class.
Take Flight addresses the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel’s research.
• Phoneme Awareness – following established procedures for teaching relationship between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns
• Phonics – providing a systematic approach for single word decoding
• Fluency – using research-proven directed practice in repeated reading of words, phrases and passages to help students read newly encountered text more fluently
• Vocabulary – featuring multiple word learning strategies (definitional, structural, Contextual) and explicit teaching techniques with application in text
• Reading Comprehension – teaching students to explicitly use and articulate multiple comprehension strategies (i.e., cooperative learning, story structure,question generation and answering, summarization and comprehension monitoring)
Take Flight builds on the success of the three previous dyslexia intervention programs developed by the staff of Scottish Rite Hospital: Alphabetic Phonics, Dyslexia Training Program and TSRH Literacy Program.