Dyslexia Training Program

The Dyslexia Training Program at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a highly successful Tier III reading intervention program that provides intensive phonics instruction to children with dyslexia. For the last 20 years, this video instruction series has helped hundreds of thousands of children make great strides to overcome dyslexia and improve their reading. This program will be most beneficial to students in the second through fifth grades.

Our Experts in Your Classroom

The Dyslexia Training Program is a comprehensive, two-year program that bridges the gap for school districts in which a trained dyslexia therapist or appropriately trained teacher is not available. The video series offers expertise and classroom instruction while an onsite facilitator provides attention to individual needs and progress in the classroom.

Because the facilitator does not need special training in dyslexia instruction, the program can be used effectively year after year, regardless of changes in teaching staff.

The Dyslexia Training Program meets the requirements of:

  • Texas Education Agency descriptors for dyslexia programs
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Reading First Initiative

Program Structure

The Dyslexia Training Program provides:

For Students:

  • 336 lessons on DVD
  • Instruction on DVD by two trained dyslexia therapists

For Educators:

  • Five orientation and training modules for staff development
  • Supplemental teaching strategies to enhance the program’s effectiveness

About the Program

Direct and systematic instruction teaches reading and spelling with a strong emphasis on phonemic awareness and alphabetic code knowledge.

The multisensory lessons target five instructional components:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension

A consistent daily lesson plan cycle introduces new concepts and opportunities to practice skills in:

  • Alphabet knowledge
  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling
  • Listening and reading comprehension

Backed by Research

A comparison-group study published in a 1998 edition of the Journal of Learning Disabilities supports the effectiveness of the Dyslexia Training Program. This study met the rigorous criteria for inclusion in the meta-analysis of the National Reading Panel, whose report was the basis for the No Child Left Behind Act. Based on extensive clinical research by top clinicians and educators, the use of the program continues to grow throughout Texas, the nation and the world.

For More Information or to Order the Dyslexia Training Program

Please download the order form or call the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at (214) 559-7800 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7800.

To order workbooks and supplemental materials designed to accompany the program, please contact:

Educators Publishing Service
P.O. Box 9031
Cambridge, MA 02139-9031
Phone: (800) 225-5750

View a comprehensive list of these materials.