GHT? What iss Take Fligh
ht? Take Flight is a comprehensive, ungrad
ded, sequeential curriiculum using multisensory teacching techn
niques for basic instrruction in rreading, writing, and spellingg. Task analysis has been used tto organizee and sequ
uence:  The pho
onic regularrities for re
eading  The rule
es for syllab
ble division
n  Spelling and otherr basic lingu
uistic conccepts Who is Take Fligh
ht Designed
d For? It is dessigned speccifically forr children lacking a taalent for laanguage, th
he twenty percentt who may be unable
e to undersstand and rememberr two‐dimeensional symbolss, letters, o
or words easily. Thesse childrenn are said tto have a ““language learningg differencce” which rrequires sp
pecial methhods and m
materials. H
However, Take Flight has alsso proven successful for childreen needingg basic insttruction and/or as languagge enrichm
ment. How wa
as Take Flight Develo
oped? Take Flight is base
ed on the p
pioneeringg research o
of Dr. Sam
muel T. Orto
on, neuropssychiatrist,, and the e
educationaal and psycchological iinsights of Anna Gillingham. The O
ngham tech
hniques for teaching children laacking a taalent for langguage becaame the baasis of a pilot from 19965 to 19775 at the Laanguage Laborattory at Texas Scottish
h Rite Hosp
pital in Dallas, Texas.. An interdisciplinary team worked to in
e multisenssory teachhing techniques, current findinggs in learningg theories, and discovery teach
hing into thhe Take Fligght curricu
ulum. TAKE FLIGHT A COMPREHENSIVE INTERVENTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA Built on the success of 3 previous interventions:  Alphabetic Phonics  Dyslexia Training Program  TSRH Literacy Program Designed for:  children with dyslexia, 7 years and older  Small groups (4‐6 students)  4 days a week, 60 minutes per day  5 days a week, 45 minutes per day Contains the 5 components of effective reading instruction:  Phonemic awareness  Phonics skills  Vocabulary  Fluency  Reading Comprehension Designed to enable students to:  Achieve and maintain better o Word recognition o Reading fluency o Reading comprehension  Aid in the transition from a therapy setting to “real world” learning Dual lesson cycle design:  First 35 lessons are New Learning days  Beginning at lesson 36, alternating lesson cycles o 2 New Learning days o 2 Fluency/Connected text days Program Totals:  New Learning Lessons 132  Fluency/Connected Text Lessons 98  Total Hours of Direct Instruction 230 Collection of descriptive data from:  TSRHC dyslexia lab  Local public schools