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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T3 - Improved Reading Fluency Outcomes: Data-Inspired Instruction

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

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
  • Steve Wilkins, Ed.M., Head of School, Carroll School

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Victoria Fouse
5/15/20 4:49 pm

I'm pretty sure we are missing part of the presentation since we are only seeing the slide show, and not the speakers. For example, when they are showing the brain activity of the person reading the word "cat", nothing was happening on the brain I could see in the slideshow. He kept having them play the change over and over. At another point, the speaker referenced using his pointer to point out what he was talking about in the slideshow, which I also could not see. I feel like I was missing valuable information because of this.