Highly Effective Dyslexia Interventions and Programs
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Highly Effective Dyslexia Interventions and Programs

With dyslexia being estimated as occurring in 1 out of 5 students in a typical classroom, you might be looking for some effective dyslexia interventions and programs. Before explaining strategies you can use to help dyslexic students, you should really understand dyslexia. It is a language-based learning disability that will require a multisensory, structured language…

Phonemic Awareness Strategies & Activities for Struggling Readers
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Phonemic Awareness Strategies & Activities for Struggling Readers

In this post, I share my favorite phonemic awareness strategies and activities for struggling readers. Phonemic awareness is the first step in learning how to read and spell. Phonemic awareness refers to the ability to recognize and manipulate the individual sounds that make up words. So for example, whether a student can identify the beginning…

What is Multisensory Learning and How to Implement Multisensory Teaching
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What is Multisensory Learning and How to Implement Multisensory Teaching

If you’ve read my blog before you have seen me mention multisensory learning. It’s something I came across years into teaching that I wish I had learned about from the beginning. Multi sensory learning has been the most effective way to teach my struggling learners, especially those with dyslexia. There are a number of successful…

Why Systematic Synthetic Phonics Is Best for Dyslexic Students

Why Systematic Synthetic Phonics Is Best for Dyslexic Students

Teaching students with dyslexia to read involves very different methods than the traditional reading programs used in most classrooms. Effective phonics instruction is key to remediating reading difficulties and using a systematic synthetic phonics program is best. But first I’ll go over each type of phonics method to help you see why they are inadequate…

L Blends Activities And Worksheets
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L Blends Activities And Worksheets

In this post, I share my favorite multi-sensory learning activities for L blends, along with a set of multi-sensory L blend worksheets and activities. It’s no surprise that I love to use a variety of multi-sensory activities when teaching letter blends. Multi-sensory learning is the cornerstone of the Orton-Gillingham method. Struggling learners simply learn best…