1994 – Bachelor of Business Administration East Texas State University ; Commerce, Tx
2002 – Texas Educator Certificate Texas A & M; Commerce, Tx
2017 – Certified Academic Language Therapist Region 8, Pittsburg, TX
I am Certified Academic :Language Therapist (CALT) here at North Lamar ISD. I serve on two campuses in this district. These campuses include Aaron Parker Elementary and FrankStone Middle School. I have been with the Dyslexia Department since 2015. I am trained in Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia.
What is Take Flight?
Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year curriculum written by staff at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas, TX. Take Flight was designed for use by academic language therapists with students ages seven or older. The two-year program is designed to be taught 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. The curriculum has seven workbooks, four for the first year and three for the second year. Students are monitored for progress using the Take Flight Progress Monitoring Kit. Students receive instruction i the five components of reading: phonemic awareness, 2) phonics, 3) fluency, 4) vocabulary, and 5) comprehension.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. (Adopted by the International Dyslexia Board of Directors, November 12, 2002).
I married Jerry Bolton in 1994.
We have two children; Jeremy and Jamie Bolton
Jeremy is actively serving in the United States Army and my daughter Jamie is a 10th grade student at North Lamar High School.
We have two German Shepherds, Maxie and Mia. We also have one cat named Benny Cat.