Dyslexia

PISD is committed in providing students with dyslexia every opportunity to succeed.  We recognize that every child is unique and the impact of dyslexia can vary from person to person.  We provide students with the appropriate intervention and supports, as well as recognizing the individual need of the student to ensure they are afforded the educational opportunities they deserve.

In addition, we promote self-advocacy, provide scientifically proven, evidence based intervention and have a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).  We strive to provide every opportunity that will prepare our students for future success.

What is Dyslexia?

The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a "specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge."

Watch a video about Dyslexia from the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute, Kelli Sandman-Hurley.

What is a certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)?

A Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) has a professional credential with the expertise to provide services to students who have difficulty with written-language disorders, including dyslexia. In order for our teachers to become CALTs, they had to receive training for two years, complete 700 practicum hours and pass the the National Alliance Exam for Accreditation and Certification of Dyslexia Specialists.

Resources

Contact

Dyslexia Therapist
 

Whitney Davis, M.Ed., CALT

whitney.davis@pottsboroisd.org
 

Pottsboro Elementary School
 

903-771-2981

Mailing Address: 
 

Pottsboro Elementary School
 

525 HWY. 120
 

Pottsboro, TX 75076