Identifying what works for struggling readers | Educator’s guide

This guide summarizes Effective Programs for Struggling Readers: A Best Evidence Synthesis, a research review conducted by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Research and Reform in Education. The achievement outcomes of alternative approaches for struggling readers in grade K-5 were evaluated. This guide for educators presents the evidence on how effective the following approaches have proved to be for improving student reading: one-to-one tutoring, … [Read more...]

The Common Core State Standards

Updated, November 2012 Links checked, April 2013 You’ve probably heard a lot about this new initiative in education called the Common Core State Standards(CCSS). What’s it all about? How does it relate to you as an educator, administrator, or parent? How does it apply to students, especially those with disabilities? This resource page will help you find answers to questions such as these.Overview of the CCSSWhat’s happening in your state?How … [Read more...]

50 best iPad apps for users with reading disabilities

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator who works with these students on a daily basis, you've probably heard that the iPad offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of beginning readers and students with reading disabilities alike. This article highlights a few of the apps that can help students with a reading disability work through their disability and improve their skills in reading, writing, … [Read more...]

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