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Dyslexia Program

North Lamar ISD – Dyslexia Program

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.  It is characterized by difficulities 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 unexpexted 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. (Adopted by the International Dyslexia Board of Directors, November 12, 2002).

Dyslexia Therapists


Carol VanDeaver, CALT
NLISD Dyslexia Coordinator
Bailey Dyslexia Therapist


Melissa Gibson, CALT

Parker, Everett, and Higgins

Dyslexia Therapist



Alexandria Walters

Everett, Bailey, and Stone

Dyslexia Interventionist



Miranda Hale


Dyslexia Interventionist



Programs Utilized in NLISD

Take Flight:  A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC).  Take Flight addresses the essential components outlined by the state of Texas for meeting the literacy needs of students identified with dyslexia and related disorders.


Higgins Elementary – Literacy, PreFlight

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Aaron Parker Elementary – Literacy Support, Rite Flight, PreFlight

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Everett Elementary – Literacy, PreFlight, Rite Flight

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Bailey Intermediate – RTI Reading

 Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

Stone Middle School

 Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

North Lamar High School

Take Flight Dyslexia Curriculum

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North Lamar Independent School District
3130 N Main
Paris, Texas 75460

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