SAISD 504/Dyslexia Newsletter

September 2019

Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 school year!

Multisensory Learning: A Teaching Strategy to Help Dyslexic Learners

Multisensory activities help dyslexic children absorb and process information in a retainable manner by involving all their senses: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile (VAKT). By implementing this technique, students are able to use all the learning pathways in their brain in order to enhance memory and learning.


Students are actively engaged in learning by using their hands, arms, mouths, eyes, and whole bodies.


For examples of Multisensory activities for teaching reading, please visit the website: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/instructional-strategies/8-multisensory-techniques-for-teaching-reading

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SAISD 504/Dyslexia Department Personnel

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The SAISD 504/Dyslexia department is growing to meet the

needs of our students. We are looking forward to a great new year!


We would like to introduce our new and returning staff members.

Dyslexia Program Specialists

The primary purpose of a Dyslexia Program Specialist (DPS) is to provide daily dyslexia instruction at their assigned campuses as well as provide professional development at the campus and district level. DPSs work closely with administration and staff to ensure best practices in dyslexia interventions and student accommodations. Dyslexia Program Specialists serve as a valuable resource in 504/Dyslexia knowledge and in increasing awareness across the district.