Wow, there are many programs claiming to address dyslexia, and everyone claims that their program is the best. I’m convinced sign me up for all of them. But, really how do you know which is the right program for your child. Is a diagnosis of dyslexia and a dyslexia reading program an automatic guarantee for reading success?
The reading programs that work are phonics based, multi-sensory, and sequential. The sequence is critical. The concepts need to be repeated through the program as new concepts are added.Such programs include Wilson Reading System, Susan Barton's Reading Program, Phonographix, and other Orton-Gillingham based programs. Plan for between 1 and 2 years of twice weekly sessions.Martha BieryBryn Mawr College Child Study Institutembiery@verizon.net
Yes, it is true those are the programs that work best. I prefer Orton-Gillingham, but there are namy programs that are Orton-Gillingham based. It is a good point Martha, that constantly reviewing old concepts and incorporating them into new concepts is also essential, as is addressing other underlying weak processes.
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