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Academic Language Therapy (ALT)

Written language is a code of abstract symbols and dyslexics have varying degrees of difficulty deciphering that code. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population is dyslexic or 1 in 5 people.


Academic Language Therapy (ALT)

ALT is a systematic, multisensory, phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling. Taught by on-staff certified ALT therapists, ALT is fully integrated into the Rawson Saunders curriculum as a core course and all students attend ALT on a daily basis. On-staff certified reading therapists work with children on a 2:1 student teacher ratio in specially equipped ALT rooms. The curriculum is customized for each child and instruction is individually paced. Students are regularly assessed to monitor progress and appropriately guide instruction.

 
Basic Language Skills,
an Orton-Gillingham based curriculum, serves as the foundation for our program with focused instruction in phonemic awareness, letter recognition, decoding, spelling, fluency, comprehension, handwriting, vocabulary, and oral and written expression. This intensive, therapeutic program meets the Texas Dyslexia Legislation guidelines and has been proven extremely effective with dyslexic students. 


Discover the difference a Rawson Saunders education will make for your child.

An intentional focus on the social and emotional growth of students ensures the development of important character skills and strengths that will empower Rawson Saunders graduates to be positive problem solvers and engaged, responsible contributors in all areas of their lives. Each child here feels valued, nurtured, and safe. Rawson Saunders is a school where students feel comfortable and confident to take the risks and make the effort that learning requires.


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