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Jacksonville ISD Dyslexia Programs
  • Jacksonville ISD offers a dyslexia intervention program on all campuses.
  • The programs offered by JISD follow The Texas Education Agency's guidelines and recommendations for students with dyslexia.
Dyslexia Program Designs
Once a student has been identified with dyslexia, the state mandates that school districts shall provide services to the student.
The R.E.A.D. (Reading Education to Advance Dyslexics) program teachers in Jacksonville Independent School District have been trained in one or more of the following reading/writing models.
  • Guided Reading
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Integrated Language Arts
  • SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Sight Words)
  • Herman Method
  • Systematic Phonics
  • READ 180
Current research and the law guides in the selection of intervention methods. The most effective interventions are language-based while incorporating multi-sensory teaching techniques. Reading instruction for dyslexic students is best when presented in a systematic, sequential, and cumulative format. The major instructional strategies utilized in the READ program are:
  • Individualized
  • Multi-sensory
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Grapho-phonemic knowledge
  • Linguistic
  • Meaning based
  • Systematic
  • Process oriented
  • Sequential
  • Cumulative
  • Intensive phonics
  • Synthetic phonics
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

 Identified dyslexic students will receive services determined by the 504/ARD committee.

Students are evaluated at the closing of each school year to monitor progress.