Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities Essay

1077 Words Apr 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Reading is a very complex process and is difficult to teach to students with learning disabilities. No one reading program will work to teach all children with learning disabilites to read. Today, many students with learning disabilities cannot read or have limited reading skills. Parents, teachers, specialists, and advocates are extremely concerned with these results, because students are graduating without the abilities to read street signs, grocery items, or navigate around their communities. Read Well, Success for All, Reading Street, and Open Court are the most commonly used reading curriculum in elementary schools in Washington State. Washington State adopted the Read Well reading curriculum in two of the school districts in 2007. Read Well is a research based reading program that involves explicit and systematic instruction that focuses on decoding, practicing of the skills, and scaffolding of new skills. Read Well lesson can be conducted in both small group or as a whole group instruction. Students received Read Well instructions for 90 minutes per day. Student’s progress was measured by DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Phoneme Segmentation Fluency) and TSI (Tacoma Screening Instructions. DIBELS measures the children’s ability in Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF), Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF), and Oral Reading Fluency (ORF). The Tacoma Screening Instruction (TSI) measured the acquisition of beginning reading skills and sight word recognition. TSI screener is composed of…

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