Dyslexia, a learning disability that makes it difficult to decipher and spell written words, affects about 20 percent of the population.
With recent awareness of dyslexia’s prevalence has come a push to provide students with evidence-based literacy instruction that promotes phonics-based skills acquisition to strengthen reading skills, especially for students with dyslexia. Leading educational researchers say that instruction using this method too often overlooks a critical skill needed for reading proficiency and comprehension: oral language development.
Join us for this webinar as we uncover information about this “missing link” to achieving reading proficiency and comprehension with Tiffany Hogan, a professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston and the director of the institute’s Speech and Language Literacy Lab, and MaryKate DeSantis, a former school-based reading specialist-turned-clinical research practitioner at the MGH Institute.
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