Reading Interventions for Students with Dyslexia – PresenceLearning

Photo of Dr. Jeanne WanzekOn October 26, Dr. Jeanne Wanzek, noted expert on MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports), joined PresenceLearning and an audience of some 2,000 education leaders and clinical professionals to present research-based guidance on planning and designing reading interventions for struggling readers.

Several audience members asked about strategies and interventions for students with dyslexia. Dr. Wanzek explained that dyslexia is a specific learning disability characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, which can affect a student’s comprehension or vocabulary development. A student’s difficulties often result from a deficit in the phonological component of language.

Phonological areas, then, become an important to provide explicit instruction and intervention. For a student with dyslexia, the strategies discussed in the webinar would be applied in phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition, and/or the fluency components of reading.

Depending where a student is in school, the interventions he or she has received, and how successful those interventions have been, there may be secondary areas like reading comprehension or vocabulary in which the student still requires help.

To learn more about reading interventions, be sure to check out Dr. Wanzek’s webinar and download her resource handout.

3 responses to “Reading Interventions for Students with Dyslexia

  1. I see no place to register to view a webinar on Reading Interventions for students with dyslexia by Dr. Wanzek. I’m interested in viewing that webinar. She and her title appeared below the current Differentiation webinar being publicized in the email

  2. During Dr. Wanzek’s webinar she spoke about High-Impact skills within the 5 components of reading. She gave an example of those skills within the area of Phonological Awareness. Is there a resource that she would recommend that would show the High-Impact skills in the other components?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this webinar! I would love more just like it!
    Thank you

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