Jan. 19, 2023

Proven Strategies for Students with Dyslexia: Structured Literacy for ALL readers

Proven Strategies for Students with Dyslexia: Structured Literacy for ALL readers

Stephanie Pratt, M.Ed. is a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, explains the proven strategies to support students with dyslexia, and how the Science of Reading is essential tier one instruction for all learners.
Stephanie is Founder and Directo...


Stephanie Pratt, M.Ed. is a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, explains the proven strategies to support students with dyslexia, and how the Science of Reading is essential tier one instruction for all learners.

Stephanie is Founder and Director of the Pratt Program for Students with Dyslexia at Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Maryland, where she has used the Orton-Gillingham approach to help hundreds of students in grades K-12, learn to read, write and spell.

She has taught a reading remediation course to graduate education students at Frostburg University and has many years of experience testing children with learning differences and guiding their families.

 Stephanie joined Dr. Fran Levin Bowman in training educators in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading intervention using Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham “Plus” Guidebook; she has trained hundreds of educators in public schools, private schools, as well as many private tutors and parents.

When Dr. Bowman passed away in 2021, Stephanie became Director of Bowman Educational Services. She is proud to carry on Dr. Bowman’s legacy of training teachers in the Orton-Gillingham approach, giving them the knowledge and tools they need to help struggling students become become competent readers.

 

Resources:

OgStar Reading follows the Science of Reading, and has a patented, multi-sensory learning approach. Their Orton-Gillingham app offers a home or school-based full structured literacy curriculum for early readers, dyslexics, English language learners, or struggling students from ages 4 - 13.

OgStar is currently offering a ten day free trial, and as a thank you for listening to todays episode, they are  providing 10 free iPad apps and 10 free Chrome web-based apps. Visit OgStar, click the “Let’s Talk” button and type "EdCuration podcast" in the question field.  

 

The Bowman Educational Services (Stephanie's Website - find information about upcoming trainings, resources, etc.)

 

Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD is Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences and directs the UCSF Hoeft Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (brainLENS.org).

 

Nadine Gaab, PhD is an associate professor of Education, with degrees from University of Zürich, Stanford and MIT. She is the 2019 recipient of the LDA Award (Learning Disabilities Association America) for her work on learning disabilities. 

 

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