WHITE PAPER: “The Prevention of Reading Difficulties”

Jul 1, 2013 by


The purpose of this article is to provide practical advice about methods to prevent reading failure that is grounded in the new knowledge we have acquired about reading and learning to read over the past 2 decades. Recent research on reading is used to establish a set of facts about reading and reading growth that is relevant to establishing instructional objectives and methods for the prevention of reading difficulties. Within the context of our current understanding of the reasons many children find it difficult to learn to read, the article also identifies the instructional conditions that need to be in place to prevent the development of reading difficulties in all but a very small proportion of children. The article concludes with a discussion of issues and procedures for the early identification of children who are likely to experience difficulties learning to read. © 2002 Society for the Study of School Psychology. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd

READ THE PAPER HERE: The_Prevention_of_Reading_Difficulties,_Torgesen