GISD Dyslexia Informer

September 2018

Welcome Back!

Great things are happening in Garland ISD! Services for students with dyslexia and supporting families are one of our top priorities. We strive for excellence to ensure that every student with dyslexia receives the individualized intervention and support that they need. We have a variety of new features that we are proud to introduce including:



  • CALTs (Certified Academic Language Therapists/or Therapists in Training)
  • Curriculum- Improved curricula that adhere to The Dyslexia Handbook Revised-2014 guidelines
  • Procedures to ensure that every child with dyslexia has the opportunity to be successful
  • Family, student and community events!
  • Increased training and cross training for GISD staff
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • GISD Dyslexia Parent Resource Group
  • New Assistant Director of Dyslexia


What an exciting time to be a part of GISD! Questions and comments are always welcome.

Dyslexia Word of the Month: Perseverance

Perseverance: the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult– (Merriam Webster online)


For many students with dyslexia, the key to educational success is the ability to persevere.

Upcoming Events

Experience Dyslexia Family Event: This is an opportunity for both parents and children. While parents are able to experience what it feels like to be a student with dyslexia in a classroom, elementary aged children will be able to spend time with therapists enjoying a night of reading, games, and fun!


Date: September 17, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Glibreath-Reed Career and Technical Center

4885 N. President George Bush Hwy.

Garland, TX 75040


Dyslexia Awareness Month: A viewing of The Big Picture : Rethinking Dyslexia

Check out the preview here: https://kpjrfilms.co/the-big-picture/


October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. The GISD Dyslexia Team will be presenting the critically acclaimed movie The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. There will also be a short presentation about what dyslexia is, and is not, and what this means for our students. In addition, we will have resources and special guests that will be there to support our families.



Date: October 18, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Location: Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center

4885 N. President George Bush Hwy.

Garland, TX 75040

Quote by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson Series

"Dyslexic/ADHD kids are creative, "outside-the-box" thinkers. They have to be because they don't see or solve problems the same way other kids do. In school, unfortunately, they are sometimes written off as lazy, unmotivated, rude or even stupid. They aren't. Making Percy dyslexic was my way of honoring the potential of all the kids I've known who have those conditions. It's not a bad thing to be different. Sometimes, it's the mark of being very, very talented." - Rick Riordan

Resources

GISD Dyslexia Contact Information

GISD Dyslexia Contact Information

Marcy Eisinger, M.S., M.Ed.

LPC, LDT, CALT, CDT

Assistant Director, Dyslexia

Phone: 972-487-3300 ext. 3347

email: meisinger@garlandisd.net