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Mrs. Headrick's Class...Where Reading is The Key to Sucess!!


Dyslexia Overview

What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia-also referred to as language-learning disabilities or reading disabilities-accounts for approximately 80% of all diagnosed learning disabilities. Although some children with dyslexia have difficulty acquiring spoken language, more often the problem is in learning to read, write, spell or do math. Dyslexia is in part the result of inefficient phonological processing-the ability to sort out, analyze, and sequence sounds heard in spoken language.

People with dyslexia may also have problems with recalling specific words and word sequences (days of the week, months of the year, etc), organizing thoughts, memorizing information, understanding intended (rather than literal) meaning, and reversing letters and numbers.

Student Strengths: Dyslexia is frequently accompanied by significant strengths in reasoning and problem-solving skills, as well as visual-spatial and motor skills necessary to excel in the fine arts, performing arts and athletics, engineering and science.

How is this class different from other classes?
MSL certified teacher(s) provide student with explicit training using a systematic and sequential approach to learning the structure of language. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are taught together, using all the senses to enhance students' memory and learning. More specifically the programs teach:

  • Phonemic awareness (breaking words into individual speech sounds and putting them back together)
  • The sound system of the English language (sound symbol associations)
  • Syllable instruction (six or seven syllable 'types' with unique vowel patterns)
  • Meaningful word parts (root words, prefixes, suffixes)
  • Grammar and syntax
  • Word meaning


Daily Class Schedule

7:30-8:15 (5th Grade)

8:15-9:00 (4th Grade)

9:05-9:55 (4th Grade)

9:55-10:50 (4th Period)

10:50-11:30 (Conference)


11:50-12:30 (Lunch)

12:35-1:25 (3rd Grade)

1:25-2:15 (3rd Grade)

2:30-3:30 (@ Middle School)

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