Bird, Dawn

Phone: 972-617-4799


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education Certified Academic Language Therapist

Bird, Dawn

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!   

  I am a Certified Academic Language Therapist trained at Scottish Rite Hospital. My class is designed for small group instruction (4-6 students).  Red Oak ISD uses Take Flight:  A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia which contains the five components of effective reading instruction supported by the National Reading Panel and mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act.  The components are:  Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension.  Each of the 5 components are presented in the seven books of Take Flight.  There are 132 lessons totaling 230 hours of direct instruction.  The students will learn all 44 phonemes of the English Language, 96 grapheme-phoneme rules, and 87 affixes.  The students will also learn spelling rules for base words and derivatives.