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Bright Minds

Bright MINDS

 Multisensory INtensive Dyslexia Support Program


Mission

Alameda International’s Enhanced Dyslexia Support Program empowers bright, talented students who are challenged by dyslexia and related language-based learning differences.  Explicit, systematic, and intensive reading instruction, along with building-wide systems of support, are used to help students overcome obstacles to learning and thus more fully achieve their potential, resulting in enhanced feelings of academic and personal success.  Direct, individualized instruction and support in the areas of writing and executive functioning (e.g., study skills, planning and organization, task initiation/monitoring/completion) are also provided to students, serving to complement and reinforce the benefits of specialized reading instruction. 


Support Systems

Students In the Bright MINDS program will receive daily instruction support in reading and writing as well as targeted interventions in executive functioning skills.   Alameda International aims to recognize the unique gifts of your student and will embrace their differences while utilizing research-based instructional strategies to help them reach their full potential. The student will fully participate with their peers in AI’s  International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework taught by highly qualified content area specialists.   


Academic interventions and support are provided to ensure that language skill challenges do not prevent students from reaching their full potential.  These include: 


  • Direct instruction in reading and writing
  • Explicit instruction in executive functioning skills
  • Social-emotional supports/self-advocacy skills
  • Individualized accommodations to meet students’ unique needs
  • Organizational strategies (e.g., a color-coded notebook, folder system)  
  • Students meet every day at Homebase with their literacy teacher for homework help and advisory support (e.g., grade checks) 
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