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This article reviews the research literature that describes children who are unresponsive to generally effective early literacy interventions… (click here for link)

Phonic, used for “sounding out” words, is not necessary past the initial stages of learning to read…

Ground-breaking research in learning has found that children are primarily geared towards learning to read through storing words in the brain, and that phonics, used for “sounding out” words, is not necessary past the initial stages of learning to read.

https://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago020213.html

As yet, there is no certifiable best method for teaching children who experience reading difficulties…

As yet, there is no certifiably best method for teaching children who experience reading difficulty (Mathes et al., 2005). For instance, research does not support the common belief that Orton-Gillingham–based approaches are necessary for students classified as dyslexic (Ritchey & Goeke, 2007; Turner, 2008; Vaughn & Linan-Thompson, 2003). Reviews of research focusing solely on decoding interventions have shown either small to moderate or variable effects that rarely persist over time, and little to no effects on more global reading skills. Rather, students classified as dyslexic have varying strengths and challenges, and teaching them is too complex a task for a scripted, one-size-fits-all program (Coyne et al., 2013; Phillips & Smith, 1997; Simmons, 2015). Optimal instruction calls for teachers’ professional expertise and responsiveness, and for the freedom to act on the basis of that professionalism.

https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/where-we-stand/ila-dyslexia-research-advisory.pdf

Reconsidering the Evidence That Systematic Phonics Is More Effective Than Alternative Methods of Reading Instruction.

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Dyslexia Association Newsletter

September 2013 .VIDEO

Therapy Soup - Is it a Gift?

September 2013

New Research - Children with disorders, such as dyslexia, are not likely to benefit from working memory training...click here for full article.

September 2013

Challenging Dyslexia Research - There is disturbingly little discussion and reflection around basic concepts in dyslexia research

June 2013

A Dyslexic's Success Story: How my Son Got into UC Berkeley

September 2012.PDF

A word from our Professional Member and Newsletter Editor, Frank: At last, after nearly 50 years as a teacher and a principal, I have found a very effective non-phonics approach for dyslexia...(become a member to read more)

April 2012

Research article - Phonics Instruction for Older Students? Just Say No...more details

April 2012

1 in 6 Americans are Dyslexic - Unchanged in 100 years...more detail

April 2012

What concerns me most is that the message being sent to parents is that the teaching of phonics is a magic reading medicine that enables all children to read. And if it doesn't work, then the fault lies with the way it's been taught, with me, or within the child themselves...read more

December 2011

Two-thirds fail new primary phonics reading check...read more.

December 2011

Phonics teaching downplayed. New research indicates the phonics method of teaching children to read is not necessary past the initial stages of learning and continuing it may disadvantage them in the long term...read more

December 2011

"Every school uses phonics in one form or another, but it is certainly not true to say that it is the best way of teaching every child to read..full article.

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