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Dyslexia Training Program
Students with a Specific Learning Disability

As of July 2010 no studies of Dyslexia Training Program were found that fell within the scope of the Students with a Specific Learning Disability review protocol and met WWC design standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Dyslexia Training Program to improve outcomes in this area.
The Dyslexia Training Program, developed at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, is a Tier III reading intervention program that provides intensive phonics instruction to children with dyslexia, primarily in grades two through five. It is a comprehensive two-year program that bridges the gap for school districts in which a trained dyslexia therapist or appropriately trained teacher is not available. The video series offers classroom instruction, while an onsite facilitator provides attention to individual needs and observes progress in the classroom. The program teaches reading and spelling through multisensory lessons with a strong emphasis on phonemic awareness and alphabetic code knowledge. For students, the Dyslexia Training Program provides 336 one-hour lessons on DVD using two trained dyslexia therapists. For educators, there are five orientation and training modules for staff development and supplemental teaching strategies.

Last Updated: July 2010

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