Dyslexia Program 


 Oklahoma Dyslexia Education Handbook:

Dyslexia Handbook Oklahoma  

Our Program was Wonderfull !

More information coming !


Evening Community-wide Dyslexia Awareness Program

Father Lynch Hall

8th and Keeler Bartlesville OK

  • 6:30 pm - Fr. Lynch Hall, welcome, introductions, and share the agenda

  • 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm - Miss Oklahoma, Addison Price shares her journey especially as a dyslexia learner

  • 7:05 pm - 7:40 pm - Michelle Keiper - Dyslexia Advocate at Decoding Dyslexia Oklahoma

  • 7:40 pm - 7:55 pm - Q & A - Michelle Keiper, Miss Oklahoma, and a St. John School dyslexia therapist and teacher



Sept. 9, 2019, 12 noon - HSA will have their first "Lunch & Learn" - Topic: Dyslexia - Mrs. Hardy & Mrs. Jones will speak

Sept. 12th: 

Student Assembly

2:30-3:00 pm - Miss Oklahoma student assembly in gym

St. John School 's Elizabeth Thrash and Dana Hardy  visit at KWON.

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St. John Catholic School in Bartlesville strives to provide appropriate educational instruction for all students who are entrusted to our care including students who face the challenges associated with dyslexia.

  • SJCS offers Take Flight, a research based comprehensive intervention for students with dyslexia written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas Texas.

  • SJCS has two Take Flight instructors who provide remediation during the school day. Classroom teachers participate in ongoing in-service on needs of students with dyslexia.

SJCS Take Flight Instructors:

Dana Hardy is a Certified Academic Language Therapist through ALTA.  She has a bachelors in Communicative Disorders and Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. She has a master’s in science in Teaching, Learning and Leadership with an emphasis in reading/literacy from Oklahoma State University.  

Mary Jones has bachelors in elementary education with a minor in mental retardation from Pittsburg State University. She is in the second year of a two-year program working to achieve certified academic language therapist status through Payne Education Center in Oklahoma City.  Mrs. Jones has previous experience with the Barton Reading and Spelling System, another Orton-Gillingham influenced program.


What is dyslexia?

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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.”  (IDA definition)

Websites of interest:

https://scottishritehospital.org/care-and-treatment/dyslexia  (Take Flight)

https://www.altaread.org/ (Academic Language Therapy Association®)

https://dyslexiaida.org/  (International Dyslexia Association)

https://www.payneeducationcenter.org/ Payne Education Center

https://dys-add.com  (Barton system Videos and Information on dyslexia)