Announcements

PEACHJAR LAUNCHES

WPISD has launching a new communication tool called “Peachjar” on Tuesday, September 12th.  School-approved flyers will now be sent to you electronically and posted on the school website. Simply click flyers you receive via email or click the Peachjar button on our homepage.

This “green” initiative will save our school tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

To Learn more about our new initiative, click  HERE 

2017-2018 WPISD CALENDAR

 

Administration

Principal: Melanie Mullin
Assistant Principal: David Brown
Counselor: Elizabeth Smith
Secretary: Lori English
PEIMS: Cynthia Taylor
Nurse: Heather King

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Dyslexic Corner

 

Dyslexic Corner

How Does Dyslexia Affect Spelling? 
 
Many parents struggle with helping their children with spelling and it is especially challenging if you have a student with a learning difference such as dyslexia.  Students with dyslexia often times do not hear the individual sounds in words and that will make spelling words very challenging!  Here is a web site that has some information that should help you understand why your child may struggle with spelling. 

 

What is Dysgraphia???

Dysgraphia is a condition that causes trouble with written expression. The term comes from the Greek words dys (“impaired”) and graphia (“making letter forms by hand”). Dysgraphia is a brain-based issue. It’s not the result of a child being lazy.
 
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Are There Advantages in Being Dyslexic? 

​Absolutely!​  Even though students with dyslexia will struggle with decoding words there are other areas where they will excel.  It is important that our students understand that even though reading and/or writing might be hard for them that this is in no way a reflection of their intellectual abilities.  Here are some specific areas that research shows are areas of strengths for dyslexic learners. 

  • Great at visual thinking- thinking in pictures.
  • Fast problem solvers, able to think laterally.
  • Excellent trouble-shooters.
  • They are intuitive- good at reading people.
  • Verbally articulate- great communicators.
  • Creative- so many dyslexics are employed as designers, artists, actors, chefs.
  • Spatially talented many dyslexics are employed as engineers, architects, designers, artists, mathematicians, physicists, physicians (esp. Surgeons and orthopaedists), and dentists.
  • Dyslexic people frequently enjoy above average physical co-ordination skills.

Here is a small list of famous people that are dyslexic. 

  • Henry Winkler, Actor
  • Steven Spielberg, Director
  • Mohammed Ali, World Heavyweight Campion Boxer
  • Anne Bancroft, Actress
  • Duncan Goodhew, Arctic Explorer
  • Magic Johnson, Basketball Hall of Famer
  • Bob May, Golfer
  • Diamond Dallas Page, World Wrestling Champion
  • Steve Redrave, Olympic Gold Medalist (rowing)
  • Nolan Ryan, Pitcher for the Texas Rangers
  • Tim Tebow-athlete
  • Tom Cruise-Actor
  • Whoopi Goldberg-Comedian/Actress
  • George W. Bush-former U.S. President
  • Channing Tatum-Actor​
The Gift of Dyslexia
By Erica Sapp
 
 
What is dyslexia?
 
Dyslexia a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.

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What do I do if I suspect my child is dyslexic?

Meet with your child's teacher and discuss your concerns.  After that if there is still a concern about dyslexia your child's teacher will get in contact with the campus counselor so that all needed data is gathered to determine if there is a need to formally test for dyslexia.  Here is a web site that has some good information to help you decide if your child needs dyslexia testing or not. 

 ​http://www.ctserc.org/assets/documents/initiatives/specific-learning-disabilities-dyslexia/archive/Parent-Resource-Packet.pdf

 

My child has been diagnosed as a dyslexic learner what can I do to help them? 

Here is a wonderful web site that has a lot of great information for parents and teachers.  There are simulation videos you can watch that will help you understand the struggles your child is going through. 

 https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia

The one consistent thing about students with dyslexia is that there is no consistency.  No two dyslexic learners will be the same and some days may be harder than other days.  Here is a web site that has a list of 37 common traits of dyslexia.  Most people with dyslexia will exhibit 10 or more of these traits. 

 

 

 If I can be of any help to you please feel free to contact me.  Thank you! 

 Erica Sapp M.Ed

Dyslexia Specialist

email:  erica.sapp@wpisd.com