VICKERY LITERACY AND DYSLEXIA SITE

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Literacy/Dyslexia


  • Vickery has two Literacy / Dyslexia Interventionists on campus, Mrs. Kirby and Ms. Hewett. We provide Dyslexia classes as well as Reading intervention classes and Teacher support.

    On this site you’ll find information about dyslexia and links to helpful resources.

    LISD provides Language Science classes for students who have an educational identification of dyslexia documented through 504. We use several resources for the curriculum, which include: The Multisensory Teaching Approach (MTA), Instant Word Practice - (Scottish Rite), Poetry-Fluency, Neuhaus Fluency Program, Technology Integration and the Esperanza Program (Spanish curriculum).

    The MTA program is based on the Orton-Gillingham model and is a sequential, cumulative curriculum whose primary emphasis is the 85% of the English Language that is phonetically reliable for reading and spelling. There are four major areas of study: alphabet and dictionary skills, reading, spelling, and cursive handwriting.

    Research in the field of Dyslexia continues to grow. We are eager to share with you some of the quality websites, which have the most current information.


    Thanks for visiting our website. We are excited to work with you and your students!

A Few Famous Dyslexics

Local Parent Dyslexia Support Group

LISD Dyslexia Site

Did You Know?

*The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek word ‘dys’ (meaning poor or inadequate) plus ‘lexis’ (words or language). Implying only an inadequacy in language tasks.


*Dyslexia affects nearly 10% of the population.


*Dyslexia is by far the most common learning disability.


- See more at: http://athome.readinghorizons.com/blog/50-interesting-facts-about-dyslexia#sthash.3iHV9dl3.dpuf

Why use Learning Ally?

Listening (ear reading) to grade level appropriate text is just as valuable as eye reading. It allows students to engage with grade level vocabulary and comprehension. Not to mention it opens them up to talking with peers about books! Don't know what books to read? Simple, google search "books for a (insert grade level) grader" or for a more advanced search try something like "mystery books for a (insert grade level) grader". Just click on the link below for Learning Ally. Happy ear reading!

Parent Resources

How one parent helps with spelling

Spelling Technique for Dyslexic

Dyslexia: Beyond the Myth

As many as one in five students have dyslexia. Undiagnosed or without special instruction, dyslexia can lead to frustration, school failure, and low self-esteem. The common myths about dyslexia are that dyslexics read backwards and reverse words and letters. While these characteristics may be part of the problem with some individuals, they are NOT the most common or most important attributes.


To read more, visit http://www.readingrockets.org/article/dyslexia-beyond-myth