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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 parents and educators can do to help students with LD gain reading skills.

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Why Children Succeed or Fail at Reading

About 10 million children have difficulties learning to read. Children with reading difficulties stop and start frequently, mispronouncing some words and skipping others entirely. In the later grades, when children switch from learning to read to reading to learn, reading-impaired children are kept from exploring science, history, literature, mathematics and the wealth of information that is presented in print.

Biological Basis for Reading Disability Discovered

Why Johnny Can't Decode

Informed Instruction for Reading Success: Foundations for Teacher Preparation

Teachers: The Key to Helping America Read

A Scientific Approach to Reading Instruction

The good news is that we have had a scientific breakthrough in our knowledge about the development of literacy. We know a great deal about how to address reading problems even before they begin...The tragedy is that we are not exploiting what we know about reducing the incidence of reading failure. Specifically, the instruction currently being provided to our children does not reflect what we know from research.

From Letters to Sounds

Multisensory Structured Language Programs: Content and Principles of Instruction

The goal of any multisensory structured language program is to develop a student's independent ability to read, write and understand the language studied.

Beginning Reading and Phonological Awareness for Students with Learning Disabilities

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