The mission of the Chapel Hill Independent School District Dyslexia Department is to promote early identification of students with dyslexia, provide multi-sensory instruction by highly trained teachers, and increase awareness of characteristics of dyslexia among classroom teachers and families. These steps will provide students with the necessary strategies, support, and accommodations to allow for the acquisition of essential literacy skills to become life-long learners.
Chapel Hill ISD utilizes Neuhaus Education Center's curriculum which includes:
- Basic Language Skills (Books 1-3)
- Reading Readiness
- Scientific Spelling
- Multisensory Grammar
- Color & Shapes of Language (Oral Language)
- Developing Metacognitive Skills (Comprehension)
- Multisensory Reading and Spelling (Middle School and High School)
- Neuhaus Academy
- Spanish curriculum utilized: Valley Speech
- Esperanza / WOW / WELLS
Probably the most important accommodation that can be encouraged and provided to middle school and high school students is access to textbooks and literature through audio books. Learning Ally and Bookshare are primary resources for audio textbooks when audio books are not provided by publishers. An additional resource for audio books of literature would be to purchase a membership with audible.com.
If your child has a documented disability that limits or prevents his or her ability to read standard print effectively, he or she is eligible to become a registered Learning Ally member. This includes children with visual impairments, learning disabilities (dyslexia) or other physical disabilities. Your child also qualifies for a Bookshare account if he or she is qualified for a 504 services plan due to dyslexia.
- Chapel Hill High School
- Chapel Hill Junior High
- Jackson Elementary
- Kissam Intermediate
- Wise Elementary