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Improving Outcomes for Adolescents with Word Reading Difficulties

Advice from Linda Diamond, Author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook

In a recent conversation with Pivot Learning, Linda Diamond shared:

  • An explanation of why reading scores have dropped since 2015
  • The importance of assessment to identify the nature of reading difficulties and guide intervention for students reading significantly below grade level
  • An overview of the components of effective reading intervention for middle and high school students
  • Recommendations for reading intervention curricula for adolescents

Watch this first video in our four-part series with Linda Diamond to learn ways to help adolescents with word reading difficulties develop literacy skills  for success in college and careers.

We’d love to hear how these strategies worked for you and if you have other ideas for supporting adolescent students with word reading difficulties. Email us or share on Twitter by tagging @PivotLearning.

We’re Here to Help You Provide Exceptional Instruction for Students with Word Reading Difficulties

Dyslexia is top-of-mind in many districts as more states pass legislation to improve supports for students with dyslexia and other word reading difficulties. We work at both the district and school levels to provide insight and guidance to help ensure all students become strong readers. Specifically, Pivot Learning can work with schools and districts to:

  • Develop policies and practices for screening for risk factors and the identification of dyslexia.
  • Provide professional learning and coaching to help teachers understand the key characteristics of dyslexia and learn evidenced-based instructional practices that prevent reading difficulties from becoming lifelong achievement gaps.
  • Implement processes to determine whether English learners are experiencing academic difficulty due to language or a learning disability, such as dyslexia.

If you’d like to speak to someone about how Pivot Learning can support your district to improve outcomes for students with word reading difficulties like dyslexia, please email Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck at CORE.

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