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Poor Literacy Rates: Issues and Solutions

Poor Literacy Rates: Issues and Solutions Thirty-two percent of fourth-grade students scored in the below basic reading level of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (U.S. Department of Education, 2019, p.91). Additionally, The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity (2017) reports that 1 in 5 individuals are dyslexic. The consequences of illiteracy and low …

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Poor Readers: Problems and Promising News

Poor Readers: Problems and Promising News Experts reveal that individuals with significant reading problems have basic deficiencies in storing and retrieving sounds (Vellutino and Scanlon, 1986). Leading investigators (Ackerman, Dykman, and Gardner, 1990; Jorm and Share, 1983; Sheperd and Uhry, 1993; Stanovich, 1985) further assert that the inability to store or retrieve phonological codes may …

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Why Focus on Phonics?

Why Focus on Phonics? Because leading experts have found that the majority of children with reading disabilities have impaired phonological sensitivity. As the problems encountered by disabled students are similar to those with remedial needs, this means that a large number of both populations have difficulty understanding and making use of sound-symbol relationships. Experts insist …

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