Child Struggling to Read - But Falling Further Behind?

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ISSN: 1538-320
June 27, 2017

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A reading program needs to be chosen based upon the unique and individual needs of a particular student.

If a child isn’t learning in a particular program, that program doesn’t "work." The school must provide a different program that does work.

The special education law is based on the fact that children learn differently.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn how to prevent reading failure and the importance of implementing research based reading instruction. You will also find a comprehensive list of resources about how children learn to read.

We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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One Size Fits All Reading Programs Do Not Work!

A program the school considers “good” may not be adequate for every child.

If a child did not learn and make progress in the district’s program, the district did not provide her with FAPE.


How Students Learn: What Reading Tests Measure

Learn about the most commonly used tests of reading - what they measure, how they are administered, and their limitations.

Dr. Melissa Farrall describes Reading Tests: What They Measure, and Don't Measure.


Preventing Reading Difficulties and Reading Failure

Does the school presume your child is "unteachable" because he is having difficulty learning to read?

Reading is a learned skill.

Children should be taught word identification, comprehension, and reading development.


11 Questions to Ask About Your Child's Reading Program

1. Is the reading program researched-based?

2. Has the teacher been trained in direct, systematic, multisensory reading instruction? ...

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