2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T3 - Improved Reading Fluency Outcomes: Data-Inspired Instruction

Oct 25, 2018 10:00am ‐ Oct 25, 2018 11:00am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00


Systematic, structured language instruction is essential to help students with language-based learning difficulties (LBLD) to acquire strong, fluent reading skills. However, too often students with LBLD, such as dyslexia, become reasonably skilled decoders but continue to be dysfluent readers. This presentation focuses on the impact of a combined approach to promote efficient reading in students with LBLD: dedicated phonics instruction and targeted cognitive intervention. A seven-year, longitudinal study provides the evidence to support this approach.

Learning Objective:

  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.

Disclosure: Steve Wilkins and Eric Falke have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Eric Falke, M.D., Researcher in the Gabrieli Lab; Director of Cognitive Intervention and Research, MIT, Carroll School
  • Stephen Wilkins, Head of School, Carroll School


  • 0.10 - ASHA CEU
  • 1.00 - Clock Hours

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