Academics

Reading Therapy Programs

The Brighton School offers four evidence-based reading therapies as part of its language therapy program.  Why? No one program works for every student. Our ability to offer a variety of reading therapy programs increases student success. All our therapy programs are evidence-based with years of data proving their success and are Orton-Gillingham based.
Read on to learn more about each of our outstanding therapy programs.

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  • Sequential English Education (SEE)

    SEE was developed by Dr. Joyce Pickering, SLP/CC, MA, CALT QI, LDT, HumD.  This multi-sensory, phonic-based program is systematic, structured, sequential, and repetitious. The program works with word families to aid students with decoding, while incorporating vocabulary, paraphrasing, and auditory discrimination.  SEE also builds working memory and processing speed.
  • The Association Method

    The Association Method is a multisensory, phonics-based method that is highly intensive, incremental and systematic in its design, enabling seriously communication impaired children to acquire reading, writing, and oral language skills simultaneously.  Developed by Mildred McGinnis, it starts at the phoneme level and builds as the student obtains automaticity.
  • Alphabetic Phonics (AP)

    Alphabetic Phonics is an ungraded, multisensory curriculum that teaches the structure of the English language. This phonetic program teaches reading, handwriting, spelling, verbal and written expression, and comprehension by simultaneously engaging students in visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. Each daily, one-hour session alternates between ten different activities: alphabet, review of letters, review of sounds, multisensory introduction of a new letter, reading, cursive handwriting, spelling, verbal expression, review, and listening.
  • Take Flight

    Take Flight is a comprehensive intervention program for students with dyslexia.  The curriculum was written by the staff of Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  This program builds on the success of Alphabetic Phonics and is designed to be used by Certified Academic Language Therapists with children 7 years or older with developmental dyslexia.  This program contains the five components of effective reading instruction supported by the National Reading Panel such as phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, reading comprehension, and phonic skills in a phonics-based, multi-sensory, systematic, structured way.