The La Habra City School District has implemented the PRIDE Reading Program for students with specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia.

California Dyslexia Laws

The California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1369, which requires that the California Department of Education must create state Dyslexia Guidelines to assist teachers and parents in supporting students with dyslexia.  The California Dyslexia Guidelines were developed and published in August 2017.

La Habra City School District and PRIDE Reading Program

The La Habra City School District has begun a partnership with the PRIDE Reading Program to address the needs of the district’s dyslexic students as well as provide professional development trainings and an Orton-Gillingham, structured literacy curriculum for the staff and teachers to use in the classrooms.  

Professional Development Training

Over 20 of the district’s teachers, including special education teachers and speech pathologists attended the first professional development workshop on January 7th, 2019 to learn how to use the Orton-Gillingham approach and multisensory teaching strategies in the classrooms.  

PRIDE Reading Program

“We are thrilled to share our love and passion for Orton-Gillingham with more school districts like the La Habra City School District” says Karina Richland, curriculum developer of the PRIDE Reading Program.”

For more information on professional development workshops, Orton-Gillingham teacher trainings, and structured literacy curriculum for school districts, please contact the PRIDE Reading Program at 866-774-3342 ext. 3.

Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at or visit the website at