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Reading & Dyslexia

Approximately 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have been described as reading disabled. Resources within this section provide information and advice on what you can do to help students with LD gain reading skills.

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Interview with Author Debbie Zimmett

"Eddie Enough!" author, Debbie Zimmet shares her inspiration for her book about a third grader, Eddie, whose "...first word was a sentence and I haven't stopped talking since." This short and insightful interview discusses her book about a boy who can't sit still. He wonders why others don't want him as a partner for class projects.

Lessons Learned

Read tips for raising a child with dyslexia, written by a mother of a dyslexic son. This article describes how to get your child evaluated,how to hire and work with a tutor, and ways to work reading and academic skills into your daily life with your child, and how to handle the ups and downs of parenting a child who has troubles in school.

Summer Learning Loss: The Problem and Some Solutions

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Remediation Training Improves Reading Ability of Dyslexic Children

For the first time, researchers have shown that the brains of dyslexic children can be rewired -- after undergoing intensive remediation training -- to function more like those found in normal readers.

Reading Researchers Question Result of National Reading Panel: Is Phonics the Best Choice?

Opening the Doors to Learning: Technology Research for Students with Learning Disabilities (Reading Skills)

Late-Emerging Reading Disabilities

Using Functional Analysis to Improve Reading Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

The Clarifying Routine: Elaborating Vocabulary Instruction

The more a new vocabulary word is associated with ideas from students' own experience, the more likely the word will become well 'networked' and a permanent part of memory. Making these links involves elaborating definitions of new terms. This article offers teachers several ways to facilitate elaboration.

Researchers Urge Officials to Reject Reading Recovery

Supplemental Instruction in Decoding Skills for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Students in Early Elementary School: A Follow-up

When Older Students Can't Read

Both students and educators become frustrated when students beyond 3rd grade display reading difficulties. These research-based reading strategies can build a foundation for reading success in students of all ages.

Dyslexic Talents and Nobel Prizes

Strategies That Work for Students Grade 9 to 12 with Dyslexia

Effective Reading Instruction for Struggling Spanish-Speaking Readers: A Combination of Two Literatures

Learning to read in a new language involves different skills than learning to speak. Here's how teachers can make sure ELLs are getting solid reading instruction.

Reading Fluency

Reading fluency encompasses the speed or rate of reading, as well as the ability to read materials with expression. Learn more about fluency and the best ways to help readers become fluent.

Literacy for All is a Noble Goal: The Significant Interaction of Learner History and Teacher Style

Instructional Grouping for Reading for Students with LD: Implications for Practice

Teachers' grouping practices during reading instruction can serve as a critical component in facilitating effective implementation of reading instruction and inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classes. In this article, we provide an overview of the recent research on grouping practices (whole class, small group, pairs, one-on-one) during reading instruction for students with disabilities.

What Science Offers Teachers of Reading

The Abilities of Those with Reading Disabilities: Focusing on the Talents of People with Dyslexia

Thomas West builds a case for the scientific study of gifts and talents thought to be associated with dyslexia. Such research would supplement the current research on correcting deficits, by discovering ways to maximize talents to overcome these deficits.

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