Students complete dyslexia program

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The Fort Stockton Independent School District awarded 10 students with a certificate for completing the “Take Flight” dyslexia program last Thursday.

The 2 year program features all grade level, although students are normally screened at the end of first grade.

The focus is on a multi sensory approach to helping these students cope with their dyslexia.

“You have the heart, you have the talent, you just need to put it to work,” said FSISD Dyslexia Coordinator Yvonne Herrera-Gonzales.

The students also got to hear from one of the first students to graduate from the program, Yaritza Bislar who is now a graduating senior and spent all four years of high school on the honor roll.

She is also been a cheerleader all four years of high school and has been taking college classes.

“I'm proud to be dyslexic,” she said. “We are creative, I get to think outside the box.”

The graduates this year are Mia Arroyo, Christian Bislar, Daisy Carrasco, Julian Flores, Jondavion Gonzales, Ellie Rodriguez, Fransisco Saldana, Dyanee Sotelo, Danielle Townsend and Daniel Villarreal.

If a parent has concerns or want to know more about the program they can contact the program directly at anita.martinez@fsisd.net.

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