Lovejoy ISD Dyslexia
Lovejoy I.S.D. dyslexia services are based on prescriptive Orton-Gillingham programs. These programs address the five essential components of reading with direct, intensive and explicit instruction using multi-sensory techniques in learning the code of sounds and letters. Multi-sensory learning offers children opportunities to learn through seeing, hearing, and touching. In addition, these programs utilize repetition to secure concepts of reading and spelling. Orton-Gillingham programs are scientifically research based.
Lovejoy I.S.D. students receive protection under Section 504* with an Accommodation Plan or IDEA** with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
Decisions regarding these students will be made by either a Section 504 Committee or an ARD Committee, which include parents and knowledgeable school personnel.
*Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
**Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Five Essential Components of Reading
- Phonemic Awareness - knowledge and manipulation of sounds in spoken words
- Phonics - relationship between written and spoken letters and sounds
- Reading fluency, including oral reading skills - ability to read with accuracy, and with appropriate rate, expression, and phrasing
- Vocabulary development - knowledge of words, their definitions, and context
- Reading comprehension strategies - understanding of meaning in text