This interactive session engages participants from the beginning! The presenters review the importance of engaging the whole child when teaching foundational reading skills by using a multisensory approach that incorporates visual, auditory, action, and story cues. Learn engaging, research-based strategies for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics for decoding and spelling to young children. A child-friendly approach motivates all learners, but these strategies have special appeal for children with dyslexia.
HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Examine the importance of legible and fluent handwriting to make gains in reading, spelling and writing.
READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.