Dyslexia Services

What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects approximately 10 percent of children. Those diagnosed with dyslexia have trouble connecting sounds to letter symbols. This affects the way children with dyslexia learn to read and spell. Fortunately, major strides have been made in understanding the language-based disorder. Children with dyslexia can learn to read and be successful despite their learning differences. 
 
 
 
Our Program
Sam Rayburn offers the accredited Take Flight Dyslexia Program from the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.  For more information, or if you think your child/children need dyslexia services, please talk to your child's homeroom teacher or contact Kari Worsham-Clark. You may call the school directly or use the contact information located in the "Staff" link at the left.
 
 
 
Dyslexia Overview: from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHN76qTkqhw 
 
Parent Information
 
1. Learning Ally provides access to free online audiobooks (with text) for your child.  Log-in information is updated and provided at the beginning of each school year to EVERY student who is dyslexic, not just the students in therapy.
Learn more about Learning Ally here: http://www.learningally.org/Parents/Parent-Home
 
2. Sam Rayburn provides access to Lexia Learning for all students in therapy, see below for more login information. 
 
3. Homework folders of students in therapy should be checked each night, M-Th.
 
4. If you would like to observe a therapy session in action please let me know!
 
 
 
Homework Folder Information
 

Your child will have a homework binder for dyslexia. The binder will come home with them every night and there will be 10-15 minutes of homework each night in addition to reading practice. Any papers in the front pocket with a checkmark on them are considered homework for the evening. When homework is finished it can go in the back pocket or be filed under the appropriate tabs. Homework can consist of handwriting practice, RAP pages (groups of words to read rapidly), instant words, and rate pages.

 

Reading practice is one of the best ways to help your child! Read with them 20 minutes each night in addition to the above homework pages. Reading can be done out-loud, they can read silently, or listen to audiobooks on Learning Ally.


Please sign off on the parent communication log each week so that I know you are seeing your child's homework. I will try to write a note to you each day they are in my class. Check there for any messages or send me a message via Remind!

Sam Rayburn Lexia Core5 Reading support
 
Lexia Core5 Reading is a computer-based program that can help students improve their literacy skills over the summer and through the school year.  The activities support and build on your child's classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
 
How to Login at Home
 
To use Lexia Core5 on a computer:
1. Navigate to: www.lexiacore5.com
2. If prompted, enter the Teacher's Email: kari.clark@srisd.org 
3. On the Student tab, enter the Username and Password.
studentfirstname.studentlastname
student ID number, uppercase first initial, lowercase last initial
 
For example, student John Smith with a Google Student ID of 2012345 would enter:
john.smith
2012345Js
4. Click Log In.
 
To use Lexia Core5 on an iPad, iPad mini, or Android tablet:
1. Download the free Lexia Core5 Reading app.
2. If prompted, enter the Teacher's Email: kari.clark@srisd.org 
3. On the Student tab, enter the Username and Password.
studentfirstname.studentlastname
student ID number, uppercase first initial, lowercase last initial
 
For example, student John Smith with a Google Student ID of 2012345 would enter:
john.smith
2012345Js
4. Click Log In.
 
dys·lex·i·a
dəsˈleksēə/
noun
  1. a specific learning disability that is neurological 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. ~International Dyslexia Association, 2002
About Me:
 
I live in Bonham with my husband and we have three children in third, fourth, and sixth grades! I love coffee, chocolate, and my family! Our pets at home are 2 cats, 3 chickens, and a leopard gecko!
 
Previously, I worked for Dallas ISD for seven years as a school librarian and made the transition to dyslexia therapy three years ago, training at Texas Scottish Rite using the Take Flight curriculum. I was also a school librarian in Galveston ISD for three years and have my Master’s in Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. I have taught 8th grade science, 2nd grade, and was a long term substitute in 4th grade and kindergarten. I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2002 with my Bachelor’s in Education and this year begins my 15th year in education in Texas. I’m excited for this new school year and am looking forward to working with your child!