Week 14: Advocate
This video describes the elements of good reading instruction and how Response to Intervention (RTI) and IEP evaluation should work if schools are effectively identifying and treating dyslexia. (Unfortunately most are not.)
Why Wait for Failure?
In "Why Wait for Failure?", Earl Oremus lectures on early intervention, the process of learning to read, and the most effective interventions. You can peek at the list of specific programs at 1:09:49, but do watch the entire video!
This book has a good overview about why phonics won the "reading wars".
Straight Talk About Reading
by Louisa C. Moats and Susan L. Hall
Ch 5: How Does a Child Learn to Read
Ch 10: Reading Difficulties and Disabilities
Visit your state's Decoding Dyslexia website: http://www.decodingdyslexia.net/dd-states.html
Search Facebook for "Decoding Dyslexia state" to find your local group.
More to Explore:
This video describes the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading to dyslexics. Most effective programs are based on this method, considered the gold standard for treating dyslexia.
This news report features the Lindamood-Bell approach to teaching reading. This approach is also evidence-based and proven to be effective for dyslexia when correctly implemented.