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WHAT   PROGRAMS   WORK?

Research demonstrates consistently positive outcomes
for special needs students when teachers use:




Multi-sensory approaches:

Wilson Approach

Orton-Gillingham

Spalding Approach Writing Road to Reading

Direct Instruction: Open Court

Corrective Reading -- SRA

Explode the Code EPS




WHAT   PROGRAMS   MAY  N OT   WORK?

Some popular programs may cause some difficulty
for special needs students with LD or dyslexia:

Abeka

Great deal of drill at outset

May not provide enough mix of good literature

Requires a lot of memorization of letter sounds

Sing, Spell, Read and Write Difficulties with the sequence of skills introduced (e.g., short /e/ and short /i/ too close)

Bunches up new skills in latter part with inadequate practice to achieve mastery

Hooked on Phonics Good use of music and rhythm

Too little application of drilled sounds

No reading content of substance






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