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Your Struggling Reader Has Been Evaluated. Now What?

In this article, Dr. Michael Hart provides a breakdown of the four key components—information gathering, intellectual testing, academic testing, and an assessment of cognitive and language processing—for a standard educational evaluation. With a deeper understanding of these evaluations, parents are better equipped to work with schools to use the results to help inform actionable items

Literacy Instruction Spotlight: Structured Literacy

This spotlight series aims to share the leading approaches to reading instruction.  The research is clear that students learn best when reading interventions are explicit, systematic, intensive, and multisensory. However, traditional reading instruction (like Guided Reading and Balanced Instruction) have failed to meet the needs of those diagnosed with dyslexia. And since the majority of

Discussing Dyslexia: Key Terms to Know

In addition to those diagnosed with dyslexia, the dyslexic community is made up of a variety of stakeholders: researchers, educators, family members, specialists, tutors, and more. And like most communities, there is a set of terms that are frequently used in discussions that aren’t common in general everyday conversation.  If you’re one of the stakeholders

Debunking Myths About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is one of the most studied and best understood of all the different types of learning challenges. Yet, several myths about dyslexia persist. This is largely due to the fact that there is insufficient transfer of knowledge about the science of reading into teacher university programs and professional development opportunities for educators. Consequently, almost

3 Tips to Ensure Reading Success and Enjoyment

Reading provides the foundation for students to succeed in the classroom and beyond. However, for those diagnosed with dyslexia, the journey to learning how to read can be difficult, resulting in discouragement and frustration. Understanding the science behind reading and becoming familiar with the available tools are critical for both parents and teachers to provide

Five Tips to Deliver PD That Supports Reading Instruction

In this article, Dr. Hart highlights the need for targeted professional development to support literacy instruction, especially for students who are struggling with dyslexia. Hundreds of teachers are already in the classroom without this type of training, so school districts must fill in this gap with a serious and sustained professional development that will equip

4 Lessons Learned From the United States’ Approach to Dyslexia

Today, the world is more connected than ever before thanks to advancements in technology. One advantage of this global connectivity is the ability to share information and learn from the experiences of others to inform, and hopefully improve, one’s own outcomes. An example of capitalizing on this advantage is the opportunity for India to improve