Dyslexia Services

Beliefs:

The Spring Branch ISD Dyslexia Department believes:

  • Every child should be able to read. Dyslexic students just take a different route to get there.
  • Students who have a suspected area of disability are entitled to accurate assessment and diagnosis.  Early identification is key. 
  • Schools must use the word “dyslexia” in order to create an environment where teachers understand the needs of different learners and help them to reach their potential.
  • Early evidence-based intervention is essential to transformative remediation. Multi-sensory teaching strategies paired with systematic, sequential lessons focused on phonics helps to create pathways in the brain that are necessary for learning.
  • Accommodations must be provided to ensure that the student’s ability, not his or her disability, is being assessed.
  • Most importantly, specialists who work with students with dyslexia should be highly trained.   Besides their parents or guardians, these specialists become their biggest advocates.  

Guiding Principles:

IMSE OG Methodology allows for:

  • Combination of  multi-sensory techniques with the structure of the English language, incorporating auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learning pathways.
  • Combination of  a balanced approach to teaching reading that incorporates both implicit and explicit instruction.
  • A systematic sequence for teaching sound/symbol relationships that increases in difficulty throughout the continuum.
  • Connects to effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension and provides a shared vocabulary amongst specialists.