Rachel Robillard, who oversees dyslexia intervention for the Austin Independent School District, said the district hopes to soon have at least one certified academic language therapist
in each of its 129 Austin campuses to aid in early identification.
The authors detail learning disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder, which crosses all races and economic backgrounds; offers resources to service providers; aims to raise money to provide 1,000 teachers with specialized training to become certified academic language therapists
or licensed dyslexic therapists or practitioners; and write a service delivery model action plan that includes a buy-in from teachers, administrators, parents and governing boards, and appropriate training for teachers and staff.
The district has trained 200 teachers to recognize and help kids with dyslexia and has 67 certified academic language therapists
, each serving one campus, who work primarily in general education classes, she said.