Intervention for Students with Dyslexia: A Structured Literacy Approach

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An extensive conversation with Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling discussing the various instructional approaches for teaching reading and how structured literacy differs from typical instruction to more effectively meet the needs of students with dyslexia.

Expert Guest

dyslexia-expert-spear-swerlingLouise Spear-Swerling, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita, Southern Connecticut State University, where she taught in the Department of Special Education and Reading and served as the Area Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities. Her research interests include literacy acquisition, literacy difficulties, and teacher education. She continues her research and writing as well as providing workshops and consulting.  Dr. Spear-Swerling has published numerous articles and several books.

Additional Resources

Books by Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling:

The Power of RTI and Reading Profiles: A Blueprint for Solving Reading Problems 

Off Track: When Poor Readers Become "Learning Disabled"

Books by Dr. Martha Hougen:

Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, Pre-K–6

Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, 6-12

Useful websites:

About Professor Susan Brady

Martha Hougen Website 

International Dyslexia Association Certification 

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