Take Flight

The Take Flight curriculum is a Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year curriculum written by the staff of the Center for Dyslexia at Scottish Rite for Children in Dallas Texas.

Take Flight builds on the success of the three previous dyslexia intervention programs developed by the staff of Scottish Rite: Alphabetic Phonics, Dyslexia Training Program and Scottish Rite for Children Literacy Program.

Take Flight contains the five components of effective reading instruction identified by research from the National Reading Panel.

Take Flight addresses each component by:

  • Phonemic Awareness – following established procedures for explicitly teaching the relationships between speech sound production and spelling-sound patterns

  • Phonics – providing a systematic approach for single word decoding

  • Fluency – using research-proven directed practice in repeated reading of words, phrases and passages to help students read newly encountered text more fluently

  • Vocabulary – featuring multiple word learning strategies (definitional, structural, contextual) and explicit teaching techniques with application in text

  • Reading Comprehension – teaching students to explicitly use and articulate multiple comprehension strategies (i.e., cooperative learning, story structure, question generation and answering, summarization and comprehension monitoring)

Take Flight was designed for use by Academic Language Therapists for children with dyslexia ages 7 and older. The two-year program is designed to be taught four days per week (60 minutes per day) or five days per week (45 minutes per day). It is intended for one-on-one or small group instruction with no more than six students per class.

Become a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)

A Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALTs) provides multisensory intervention to students with written-language disorders including dyslexia. CALTs are trained in Take Flight: Comprehensive Intervention For Students With Dyslexia.