Dyslexia services are provided through the Language Science class where we use MTA along with additional multisensory programs to give students the tools needed to be successful in reading, writing and spelling. Students will continue to discover new skills and concepts through the MTA curriculum, then apply these skills to all subject areas.
What does MTA stand for?
LISD uses the MTA or Multisensory Teaching Approach program for our students. It is a comprehensive program in reading, spelling, cursive handwriting, and alphabet and dictionary skills.
The MTA program uses:
Multisensory Techniques--presenting information visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically
Guided Discovery--teacher presentations combined with a series of carefully structured questions to actively involve students in the learning process--a method that develops problem solving
Regularly Scheduled Reviews--All information presented in the program follows a process of introduction, review, and practice designed to enable students to master and retain the material. Each content area includes practice activities, arranged in ascending levels of complexity, enabling students to experience success while developing proficiency.