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The Society for Quality Education – Toronto, Canada

Society for Quality Education – Toronto, Canada Free Lending Library Recently I was introduced to a valuable resource for those who are interested in answering the questions:  “Why do our schools and our teachers not apply what recent science and common sense have confirmed is the best way to teach reading, and math, and organize Read more…

THE WAY WE TEACH MOST CHILDREN TO READ SETS THEM UP TO FAIL

FEBRUARY 5, 2015 Alison Clarke co-authored this article. Alison is a speech pathologist at the Clifton Hill Child and Adolescent Therapy Group in Melbourne and is on Learning Difficulties Australia‘s Council. A new batch of Australian five-year-olds has just started school, eager to learn to read and write. Unfortunately for them, English has one of Read more…

Reading Recovery – A Meta-synthesis of the research – 2009

Reading Recovery A Meta-synthesis of the Research (Prepared for the Edmonton Public School Board, Alberta, Canada by Vic Charlton) Abstract: Reading Recovery, aimed at struggling, beginning readers, has been the subject of much debate from its beginnings as an intensive psycholinguistic program to its current, balanced literacy approach, whereby pseudo-phonics instruction and cueing systems are Read more…

Philadelphia “Bulking Up On Phonics.”

Bulking up on phonics By Connie Langland on Jan 27, 2015 09:57 AM At Belmont Academy Charter School, kindergartners are learning their letters and their sounds. (Photo: Connie Langland) At Belmont Academy Charter School, the ongoing use of assessments has resulted in parents getting early warning if their child is straying off track, weeks prior Read more…

Teaching All Children to Read!

Teaching ALL Children to Read The Challenge of Our Times Keynote speech delivered to International Dyslexia Association by Pleasant T. Rowland November 9, 2011 I suspect most of you know me as the creator of American Girl. If you are one of the millions of mothers, fathers, grandparents, godmothers, aunts or uncles who supported American Read more…

Learning Difficulties Australia

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LDA Mission Statement Learning Difficulties Australia is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research, both in the classroom and through individualised instruction. For more details of LDA activities, professional development opportunities and publications, visit our website at www.ldaustralia.org The dyslexia Read more…

MRI Study Affirms Phonics Instruction

Reading levels Images highlight the brain regions in which multisensory subadditivity was significantly related to reading skill. In all the voxels shown in blue, children who were better readers also had lower activity for the audio-visual condition than for the auditory- and visual-only conditions. In panel A, most of the length the left-hemisphere visual object Read more…