Our Programs

Discovery Lab

Overview of the Program

First Baptist Church School offers a special program in multisensory structured language remediation to help students in grades 1 – 8 with learning differences achieve success at school. The Discovery Learning Lab provides academic support for students with documented learning differences. Students in the program receive one-on-one and small group instruction with careful monitoring and the use of appropriate teaching methods. Students must be enrolled in First Baptist Church School to participate in this program.


Teachers in the Discovery Learning Lab are Certified Academic Language Therapists. Our teachers utilize Alphabetic Phonics, the primary Orton-Gillingham based multisensory structured language program, while also incorporating the Take Flight curriculum from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital as well as Project Read written expression and reading comprehension strands. The Discovery Learning Lab staff works closely with the classroom teachers to help meet individual needs of students, and each student’s progress is closely monitored with feedback provided to the parent.


Discovery Lab

Warning Signs of Dyslexia 



  • Delayed speech
  • Mixing up sounds and syllables in long words
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Severe reactions to childhood illnesses
  • Constant confusion of left vs. right
  • Late establishing a dominant hand
  • Difficulty learning to tie shoes
  • Trouble memorizing address, phone number, alphabet
  • Can’t create words that rhyme
  • Has a close relative with dyslexia


  • Dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting, difficult to read)
  • Letter or number reversals continuing past end of first grade
  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading
  • Difficulty with spelling and memorizing sight words
  • Trouble telling time
  • Struggles to find the correct word when speaking
  • Messy bedroom, backpack, desk
  • Dreads going to school

High school - Adult

  • Limited vocabulary and poor written expression
  • Unable to master a foreign language
  • Difficulty reading printed music
  • Poor grades, may drop out of high school
  • Slow reader, may have to read same passage repeatedly to understand
  • Difficulty putting thoughts onto paper
  • Difficulty with right vs. left and poor sense of direction