Effective Reading Interventions For Kids With Learning Disabilities

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Throughout a child’s life, he/she is faced with many obstacles. One of the biggest hurdles that they must overcome is learning to read. For some children, that task does not come easy. Children with learning disabilities struggle the most in school because they do not learn as quickly as children without learning disabilities. In an article by Kristin Stanberry and Lee Swanson called Effective Reading Interventions for Kids with Learning Disabilities, it discusses the different interventions that teachers can use to improve the learning capabilities of students with learning deficits. Throughout this essay, different topics will be discussed on how improve and increase word recognition skills will benefit a child with learning disabilities, different ways to improve reading comprehension skills, and personal viewpoints on how these different methods are effective.
In this article, Swanson discusses how improving and increasing word recognition skills can be beneficial to students with learning disabilities. Also, he concurred that there were three instruction components that proved most effective in increasing word recognition skills in students with learning disabilities. The three components were: sequencing, segmentation, and advanced organizers. Some examples of sequencing are, having the child break an unknown word into separate sounds or parts they can sound out, matching difficulty levels to the tasks and to the students, and lastly using step-by-step prompts.

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