How do we prevent reading difficulties and failure?
Children should be taught word identification, comprehension, and reading development.
Retaining kids in hopes that "maturity" will cause them to learn to read, write and spell has been discredited for decades.
You cannot always assume that special educators know how to teach children to read.
Special education teachers may have graduated with an overview of reading but no real training in any research based reading program.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find out the importance of implementing research based reading instruction. Learn about the most commonly used tests of reading - what they measure, how they are administered, and their limitations.
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