Children with reading disorders need research-based instruction that targets their specific problems. Is Reading Recovery appropriate for children with reading disorders?
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1. From the Editor: Should Schools Use Reading Recovery for Children with Reading Disorders?
On February 11, we will be in Atlanta for the annual conference of the Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Our keynote address is "Reading and the Law."
To prepare for these programs, we reviewed questions from parents and educators about teaching children to read. One question stood out:
Reading Recovery has been studied by independent reading researchers since the late 1980's. These experts concluded that Reading Recovery is not effective, and is not appropriate for children with reading disorders.
But you don't have to take our word for this.
2. Reading Recovery: What Do School Districts Get for Their Money? A Review of the Research by Dr. Melissa Farrall
Reading Recovery is an early intervention program that has been widely acclaimed as an effective means to improve the reading skills of young children.
How effective is Reading Recovery? What does the research on Reading Recovery show?
Dr. Melissa Farrall answers these questions in Reading Recovery: What Do School Districts Get for Their Money? A Review of the Research.
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3. Why Reading Recovery is Not Appropriate for 1st Grade Children with Reading Disorders
Dr. Joseph Torgesen is a professor of psychology and education at Florida State University and director of the Florida Center for Reading Research.
In Why Reading Recovery is Not Appropriate for First Grade Children, Dr. Torgesen describes problems with Reading Recovery and why schools should not use this program, especially with children who have reading disorders.
4. How to Organize a Successful Parent Group by Sue Heath
My 19 year old daughter is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. I am dedicated to making a difference in the lives and education of kids who are in the system or who will enter the system.
"Make sure every member of your group has copies of two articles: One Parent is a Fruitcake and What One Person Can Do (Do You Have a Free Hour?)
Read more Doing Your Homework articles by Sue Heath.
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