Resources and Links
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Handouts & Sample reports
by Sara Peden consulting
This handout describes routines to use when teaching either reading decoding or encoding (spelling) skills.
This sample shows the type of information that can be gained from a reading intervention focused report.
Here is the description from the Handy Handouts website:
Super Duper® Publications' Handy Handouts are free, online educational handouts on a variety of special needs and educational topics. Master’s level speech-language pathologists and special educators research and write each one. We invite you to download, print, and distribute as many as you like.* We ask that in order to avoid any copyright issues, you do not alter Handy Handouts in any way.
recommended books &programs
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by David Kilpatrick - This is a book for parents and teachers who want to learn how to assist with the foundational phonemic awareness base for early reading. The first part explains what needs to be done. The second part provides the “how to do it”. The third part provides needed Training Exercises that are easy to use (One-minute activities). Finally, the last part provides Appendices and Resources.
by Mark Seidenberg - Read this for an excellent and recent synopsis of important reading research.
A website with a wealth of reliable information about teaching reading.
A guide that describes “What Expert Teachers of Reading Should Know and Be Able To Do” by the American Federation of Teachers
A website that brings together a great deal of the evidence base in reading instruction, especially Systematic Synthetic Phonics.
CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.