Multisensory Teaching Approach
Dyslexia is a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity. Students who have been identified, through in depth assessment, have the opportunity to receive structured, systematic instruction that is tailored to the dyslexic brain.
GPISD has chosen to use the MTA (Multi sensory Teaching Approach), created by Margaret Taylor Smith, for the general education dyslexia students. It is built upon and is designed to be compatible with alphabetic phonics, which was developed by the staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Language Laboratory in Dallas. Once the student has been identified as having the characteristics of dyslexia, they are pulled out of their homeroom class for small group intensive instruction.