How was Take Flight Developed?
Take Flight is based on the pioneering research of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, neuro-psychiatrist, and the educational and psychological insights of Anna Gillingham. The Orton-Gillingham techniques for teaching children with reading challenges became the basis of a pilot from 1965-1975 at the Language Laboratory at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas. An interdisciplinary team worked to incorporate multi-sensory teaching techniques, current findings in learning theories, and discovery teaching into the Take Flight Curriculum.
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