BUILD Training


To meet the needs of the K-1 students who have been identified at risk for dyslexia, the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite for Children has developed a 100-lesson reading intervention called BUILD: A K-1 Early Reading InterventionBUILD is a small group intervention that addresses five specific components of reading intervention. Each component is taught developmentally using a direct, systematic, cumulative, multisensory method of introduction and practice to meet the specific needs of Kindergarten and first-grade students struggling in reading.


  1. Alphabet: The identification of letters, sequencing skills, and alphabetizing.
  2. Letter/sound knowledge: The direct instruction of individual letters and sounds, leading to the practice of reading words and sentences.
  3. Phonological awareness: The explicit introduction of the relationships between speech-sound production, from rhyme to spelling.
  4. Vocabulary: The direct teaching of strategies using context clues to infer the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  5. Comprehension: The explicit teaching of specific learning strategies used to identify the basic components of a story.

The BUILD Intervention Kit costs $750 and will be purchased through the Scottish Rite for Children (SRC) online portal.  After registration and payment for the training are received, instructions to purchase materials from SRC will be emailed. The purchase of a kit is required to attend the BUILD training.

The training fee to SCDL is $110, paid in check or by credit card payment if requested.