Dyslexia Services

District Guidelines 

 
·        The general education dyslexia program provides intensive intervention to students who qualify for services, based upon district and state qualification criteria.
 ·        Dyslexia services are provided at the elementary and secondary levels.
 ·        The district dyslexia curriculum is standardized to ensure fidelity across campuses, with the elementary campuses using Basic Language Skills, and the intermediate and secondary campuses using Multisensory Reading and Spelling/Basic Language Skills.  
 ·        In Liberty Hill ISD’s Response to Intervention (RtI) model, dyslexia is a “Tier 3” intervention.
 ·        Ongoing progress monitoring is administered to ensure the program is successfully addressing each student’s individual challenges.

Elementary Program

·        Reading Readiness and Language Enrichment curriculums for English-speaking beginning readers with difficulties
·        Basic Language Skills (BLS) curriculum for English-speaking students
·        Systematic, sequential, multi-sensory instruction in a small group setting
·        A maximum of 4 students is recommended per group; 4 days a week

 Intermediate Program

·       Multisensory Reading and Spelling (MRS)/Fluency and Comprehension Programs
·       Systematic, sequential, multi-sensory instruction in a small group setting
·       A maximum of 4 students is recommended per group; 4 days a week

 Secondary Program

·        Multisensory Reading and Spelling (MRS)/Basic Language Skills (BLS) curriculum,     Developing Metacognitive Skills, History of the Language
·        Systematic, sequential, multi-sensory instruction in a small group setting
·        A maximum of 6 students is recommended per group

 How Do Students Qualify?

·        Deficits in one or more areas of phonological processing
o       Phonological awareness
o       Rapid naming
o       Phonological memory

·        Deficits in one or more of the primary characteristics of reading
o       Reading real words in isolation
o       Decoding nonsense words
o       Reading fluency (both rate and accuracy)
o       Written spelling

·        Low reading performance should be unexpected

 Dyslexia Specialist Training

All dyslexia specialists are required to complete training in BLS and MRS.  LHISD’s District Dyslexia Coordinator will supervise the training and clinical practice of these specialists. Dyslexia specialists are required to pursue Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) credentials.