Effective Interventions for Reading Difficulties
11.2 Popular Interventions with Minimal to Modest Results
Learning IntentionsAfter viewing this module session participants will be able to:
- Identify types of interventions that have limited results
- Explain why these approaches do not substantially “close the gap” between struggling readers and their typically-developing peers
Watch the session below.
*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video.
are several common assumptions about reading intervention that affect our
instructional efforts with weak readers
assumptions are not consistent with what researchers have discovered about
reading development and reading difficulties
commercially available approaches are based upon these unsupported assumptions
- As a result, the most commonly used interventions are of limited helpfulness for weak readers
Reflect & Connect
What assumptions have your brought to the task of reading instruction or intervention? How have they affected your choice of approach?