Best Practices for Teaching Children with Dyslexia: A Presentation for Educators

The product of this project is a research-based presentation for education professionals who work with children with dyslexia that provides them with an overview of best instructional practices to support student needs. The presentation provides educators with an understanding of dyslexia as condition that is phonological in nature and describes what current brain research indicates about the brain’s differences and malleability. The presentation offers strategies that research shows are most effective in teaching children with dyslexia. The instructional strategies and Structured Literacy programs presented are based upon the philosophy of Orton-Gillingham, . A Structured Literacy program involves structured, explicit instruction of phonetic principles taught through multisensory experiences.