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“Teaching a dyslexic child to read is based on the same principles used to teach any child to read. Since the neural systems responsible for transforming print into language may not be as responsive as in other children, however, the instruction must be relentless and amplified in every way possible so that it penetrates and takes hold.”

(Shaywitz, Overcoming Dyslexia, 2003, p. 256)

What type of instruction is recommended for individuals with dyslexia?

Structured Literacy instruction is the umbrella term used by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) to unify and encompass evidence-based programs and approaches that are effective for students identified with Dyslexia. (These approaches are also referred to as Orton-Gillingham or Multisensory Structured Language). This approach is beneficial for all children learning to read but is essential for students with Dyslexia.

PDX Reading Specialist provides face-to-face and online instruction. We can help your child…regardless of where you live!