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May 17, 2023

Granbury ISD middle school and high school students were honored for mastering the school district’s dyslexia program on May 17, 2023.  The ceremony was held in the Granbury ISD Administration Building. 

The recognized students from Granbury High School, Acton Middle School, and Granbury Middle School completed a five-year program through the Multisensory Teaching Approach (MTA) during the 2022-23 school year.   

Students honored were Zoey Brown, Logan Odom, Lilly Sprinkles, Brooks Thompson, Bryson Beaman, Abygal Bond, Hannah Chapell, Jalysha Coaster, Riley Crow, Kash Travis Davis, Britan Gatlin, Thomas Hawkins, Peyton Hawkins, Tyler Johnson, Cayden Jones, Whitman Kemper, Rebekah Killough, Blake Kimbrell, Kaylee Leisure, Miguel Lopez, Gracie Martin, Zander Mckinzie, Brooks Meyer, Killian Moore, Abigail Nichols, Eric Preza, Chevy Rasco, William Rangel Reveles, Jessie Richardson, Gunner Sage, Theron Salles, Grace Shackelford, Samuel Shockey, Caden Sliva, Addison Toth, Jaxon Tyler, Keithen Vassar, Brody Wilkins, Ruffus Wolf, Uriel Escobar, Raquel Douglas, Skye Lange, Faith Mcginnis, Josiah Alarcon, Bryson Bush, James Collins, Gunner Dunlap, Arianna Fisher, Suriah Galindo, Julianna Garcia, Makayla Gibson, Katara Glidewell, Lorah Grumke, Sheri Harmon, Austin Kirby, Brooklyn Logan, Zane Lopez, Damon Mancha, Jax McWilliams, Rickey Nelson, Joseph Piersante, Jessie Pierson, Callie Richards , Braydon Swaim, Autumn Thornton, Gabriel Valdez, Keegan Vanderpool, Ellie Whipple, Noah Pursche, Liam Aguilar, and William Skidmore. 

According to the International Dyslexia Association, the condition is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin and is characterized by difficulties with accurate word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.  Individuals may struggle with reading, which can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.  

MTA is a research-based program for the remediation of dyslexia and other reading disabilities. It follows research begun at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in 1965 and provides a proven approach to teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting to students who require a structured, multisensory presentation. Reliable reading and spelling patterns in the English language are taught using multisensory discovery techniques that are intensive, systemic, and sequential.