Learning & Teaching

Dyslexia Services - General Information

  • Dyslexia!

    Mission Statement

    If students can't learn the way we teach, then we need to teach in a way they can learn.


    We believe that the dyslexic student is intelligent, capable, creative and a multi-talented individual. We feel that language-learning is a talent. These students can learn to thrive using multisensory, structured techniques which teach lifetime skills in order to compensate for their differences.

    We feel that by working closely with the general education teachers, we can collectively offer accommodations to allow the dyslexic student equal access to the regular curriculum and thereby enable the student to acquire the necessary learning for their present and future success.

    The current definition from the International Dyslexia Association states:

    "Dyslexia is 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 relations to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.  Secondary consequences may include:  problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experiences that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge." 



    For overall program information contact:

    Trish Ryherd, M.Ed.

    Literacy, Dyslexia and At Risk Programs Administrator


    For testing and curriculum information contact:

    Camille Belknap, C.A.L.T. 

    Dyslexia Specialist


    For Bilingual Dyslexia Program information contact:

    Lupita Pineda, M.Ed.

    Bilingual Dyslexia Specialist


    For RtI support contact:

    Melissa Davis, M.Ed. 

    RtI Interventionist


    Gerry Miller

    Program Secretary


Overcoming Dyslexia, Finding Passion