JET: A Fast-Paced Reading Intervention Training for Educators

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JET: A Fast-Paced Reading Intervention is a one-year curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite for Children. Jet builds on the success of the four previous dyslexia intervention programs developed by the Scottish Rite for Children staff: Alphabetic Phonics, the Dyslexia Training Program, the Scottish Rite for Children Literacy Program, and Take Flight Elementary.

JET was designed for:


    • Individuals with dyslexia fourteen years and older
    • One-on-one or small group instruction (no more than 6 students)
    • Take Flight Trained Therapists
    • Four days a week – sixty minutes per day for one year or five days a week – forty-five minutes per day for one year

Five Components of Effective Reading Instruction


JET contains the five components of effective reading instruction identified by research from the National Reading Panel. Jet addresses each component by:


    • Phonemic Awareness – following established procedures for explicitly teaching the relationships between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns
    • Phonics – providing a systematic approach for single-word decoding
    • Fluency – using research-proven directed practice in the repeated reading of words, phrases, and passages to help individuals read the newly encountered text more fluently
    • Vocabulary – featuring multiple word learning strategies (definitional, structural, contextual) and explicit teaching techniques with application in text
    • Reading Comprehension – teaching individuals to explicitly use and articulate multiple comprehension strategies in narrative and expository text (i.e., cooperative learning, story structure, question generation and answering summarization, and comprehension monitoring)

JET is designed around the key findings of Take Flight Elementary including:


    • Students who complete Take Flight Elementary instruction show significant growth in all areas of reading skills.
    • Follow-up research on children who completed treatment indicates that students maintain the benefits of instruction on word reading skills and continue to improve in reading comprehension after one year.
    • Take Flight is effective when teachers with advanced training in treating learning disorders are used in schools.



One-Day Training Details



    • Saturday, September 7, 2024 – In Person at The Written Word
      • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
      • The registration deadline is 10 days before the event.

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The steps required to register

Step 1 – The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning*


    • Fill out the Registration Form located at the bottom of this page.
    • Once registration is received, The Written Word will issue an invoice for the $300.00 training fee and email instructions for purchasing materials from Scottish Rite for Children. The purchase of a kit from Scottish Rite for Children is required to attend the JET training.
    • Additional handouts & instructional posters will be available to download through a shared drive after completing the training.


Step 2 – Scottish Rite for Children


    • The JET Intervention Kit costs $485.00, and interactive files $50.00 must be purchased through the Scottish Rite for Children (SRC) online portal.
    • Materials in the JET Intervention Kit include:
        • Teacher Book 1
        • Teacher Book 2
        • Teacher Book 3
        • Teacher Book 4
        • Jet Vowel Chart
        • Jet Syllable Division Patterns
        • Jet Sound Cards- Teacher Board
        • Jet Sound Cards – Student Tray
        • Jet Instant Word Cards
        • Jet ARD Cards
        • Jet ISD Cards
    • Jet IRD Cards The Jet student books are consumable and cost $25.00 each.  They can be purchased as needed.


*Training programs are nonrefundable, but you will receive credit for future training. Please note that costs may vary, and credit card payments will incur a 4% processing fee.


Tara Chapman | The Written Word Dyslexia and Learning

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Registration Form

Please fill in the information below and click submit. Your acceptance into training will be confirmed via email within two business days.

The email will provide instructions for ordering materials from Scottish Rite for Children and submitting payment for the training.

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