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Bridges Training
Bridges Training
Bridges Training

Bridges: A Dyslexia Intervention Connecting Teacher, Avatar and Student is a two-year curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite for Children. Those familiar with Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia know it was designed for use by academic language therapists. Developing that expertise is a two-year process, and at times, that can become a discrepancy between the number of students identified with dyslexia and the number of trained therapists available to provide services. Bridges is our carefully considered response to the complication. It’s designed to maintain high-quality, research-based and highly effective dyslexia instruction while reducing teacher preparation time. The digital avatar teacher, named Ms. Hallie, delivers the more complex aspects of structured dyslexia intervention. Certified teachers are provided with two weeks of instruction (one preliminary week and the other days offered as coaching and training throughout the first and second years). The program provides scripted manuals, that when combined with the training, equips certified teachers the tools needed to provide a research-based dyslexia intervention.

Bridges requires a full-time certified teacher who will follow a script for 3/4 of the lesson. The other 1/4 of the lesson will be co-taught by Ms. Hallie, our virtual human avatar.

Training Date: June 24-28, 2024
Additional 5 days will be set as a class.
This is open to all teachers. Class will close at 10 participants. 

Cost: $1000/teacher to JPW Learning Center. 

Materials: $3200/teachers purchased directly from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

Once a teacher is registered with JPW Learning Center, the materials will be accessible to the teacher.  Each teacher will receive a computer as a part of their supplies.

Please call the office at 325-655-2331 for more information or to register.