Researching Learning Differences can feel overwhelming! We understand, and we are here for you. Here is some scientific based information we compiled:
What is Dyslexia?
-A neurological learning difference
-A reading disorder
Dyslexia is NOT:
-A vision problem
-Related to intelligence
How to Choose an Intervention:
There are a LOT of programs out there promising effectiveness and results, but how do you know which one to choose? Here is what to look for...
1. OG Based
The best dyslexia intervention programs are Orton-Gillingham based. In order for a program to be considered an OG program, it must meet certain criteria. These programs are specifically designed with students that have learning differences in mind, and they are scientifically proven to deliver the best results.
3. Certified Professional
While the program itself is very important, the person delivering the instruction is also critical! Most importantly, they should be fully certified in the intervention program. Wilson teachers should have Level 1 or Level 2 certification, or be currently completing their practicum. Simply completing the 3-day workshop is not adequate. Additionally, your teacher should make building a relationship with your student a priority!
2. Research Driven
This is an important piece of the puzzle that often gets overlooked. New programs are created all the time, but they don't often have years of empirical research to support them. This is one reason why we like the Wilson Reading Program.