Payne Education Center trains teachers to prevent reading difficulties in children and to remediate dyslexia, while serving as a resource and referral center.
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Payne Education Center was founded in 1984 by Ann Henry, a mother intent on identifying methods by which her daugther with dyslexia would be able to learn to read. Dyslexia is a neurological condition characterized by difficulties with accurate word recognition, poor spelling and decoding abilities. Ann Henry's passionate efforts, and those of other concerned parents and advocates, laid the foundation for Payne Education Center, a mature non-profit organization dedicated to success in reading.
To address the learning needs of children at-risk for reading success and with dyslexia, Payne Education Center provides teachers with systematic, sequential, explicit learning in the teaching methods of Multisensory Strucuted Language Alphabetic Phonics embody the rules of the English language and are based on the science of reading success. Multisensory Strucuted Language Alphabetic Phonics trained teachers teach children to read and empower them to become successful in reading, writing and spelling.
Although Payne Education Center prioirtizes the training of specialist teachers to be skilled as reading therapists, Payne has expanded its classes to include offerings for teachers across teaching environments, including the regular classroom setting. The good news is that Multisensory Structured Language Alphabetic Phonics is not only effective with struggling readers, but also children who are not at-risk for reading challenges. Payne offers teachers research-based, “hands-on” strategies to meet the needs of every student in their classes—providing essential information for those in the bottom 25th percentile and challenging those at the top.
Over the past 28 years, more than 17,800 teachers have participated in training through Payne Education Center. These teachers have used what they learned at Payne Education Center to help hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma children learn to read!
Payne Education Center
offers Energizing Readiness, Navigate Readiness, and Crossing the Bridge
training which target Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional 1st age children.
Energizing Readiness is a 7-hour, 1-day training appropriate for 4-year-old, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten readiness, and special education teachers, as well as speech-language pathologists. It's pre-reading curriculum focuses on prevention of reading difficulties with a traditional nursery rhyme format with a strong emphasis on oral language use and development. Trainees will learn how to teach phonological awareness activities including oddity, segmenting and splitting.
Navigate Readiness is a 7-hour, 1-day training appropriate for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, transitional 1st grade and special education teachers, as well as speech-language pathologists. It utilizes pre-reading curriculum in order to focus on prevention of reading difficulties. In each class, participants will learn phonological awareness, letter recognition and alphabet sequencing activities. Trainees will also learn oral language activities including vocabulary, comprehension, listening and verbal expression.
Crossing the Bridge
Crossing the Bridge is a one-day, 7-hour Training for Transitional 1st Teachers, beginning 1st grade, Special Education teachers and speech-language pathologists. In Crossing the Bridge, each trainee will learn how to guide students across the bridge from reading readiness to reading. Included in the training are the advanced (Step 2) predictors for reading success: Lower case alphabet introduction and reinforcement activities, advanced phonological and phonemic awareness activities including blending and unblending, advanced oral language activities leading to early writing and building solid handwriting techniques, and print concepts.
*Pre-requisite: Navigate Readiness
Reading and Writing techniques is appropriate for teachers of intermediate, secondary, and adult students, 4th grade and higher who need additional instruction in reading comprehension and vocabulary, and have difficulty with spelling and written language. It is for learners who need additional reading comprehension instruction and increased depth of language knowledge and usage. Participants will learn a balanced, multisensory approach to reading and spelling; learning kinds of syllables, reliable spelling patterns, frequently misspelled words, rules for adding affixes, word origins, structure of grammar, and written composition structures. RWT is specifically designed for teachers of intermediate, secondary and adult students who read at a minimum 2nd grade level but who have residual difficulties with the written language skills of spelling, vocabulary, grammar, paragraph writing, and reading comprehension. RWT is comprised of four independent curricula:Spelling Fundamentals,VocabularyBuilding Blocks,Power Grammar & Composition,andReading Comprehension. RWT instruction can be incorporated into the older students’ standard subject matter.
Structured Multisensory Language
Foundations utilizes the Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students
with Dyslexia. Take Flight is a two-year curriculum written by the
staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas
Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Take Flight is the result of a
5-year research based implementation lab and classroom study. It builds
on the success of the three previous dyslexia intervention programs developed
by the staff of TSRHC: Alphabetic Phonics, the Dyslexia Training Program and
TSRH Literacy Program.
Take Flight was designed for use by Certified Academic Language Therapists
(CALTs) for children with dyslexia ages 7 and older. The two-year program is
designed to be taught to the student four days per week (60 minutes per day) or
five days per week (45 minutes per day). It is intended for one-on-one or small
group instruction with no more than six students per class.
Take Flightaddresses the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel’s research and is a comprehensiveTier III interventionfor students with dyslexia.
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