This list is not a complete list of dyslexia-specific intervention but is shared for the purpose of providing examples of dyslexia-specific interventions. Some of these dyslexia-specific interventions like SPIRE include instructional levels that would be appropriate for students who have not mastered the six basic syllable types and have considerably reduced reading accuracy levels. There are also interventions on this list like REWARDS that would be appropriate for students whose primary struggles are with complex multi-syllable words. Additionally, there are dyslexia-specific interventions like Helping Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Make Connections that focus more heavily upon learning and using word level decoding skills and on making connections within various types of texts.

Dyslexia-specific-interventions should be evaluated or vetted using the Dyslexia-Specific Intervention Checklist that follows the intervention examples.

From time to time, this list may be expanded to include additional examples.

  • Helping Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Make Connections
  • LANGUAGE!
  • Lexia Reading Core5
    • www.lexialearning.com
    • Moves through the six areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension)
    • Highly structured and sequential
    • Blended-learning approach
    • Prescribes the appropriate intensity of instruction
    • Adaptive technology to include explicit instruction
    • Scaffolding system for support
    • Use of multi-sensory techniques

  • Mindplay Virtual Reading Coach
  • Project Read
    • www.projectread.com
    • Orton-Gillingham based
    • Extensive use of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile senses
    • Pre K-High School levels, ELL, and SPED
    • Whole class or small group implementation
    • Three strands – decoding, reading comprehension, and written expression
    • Three models for needed professional development provided by Project Read staff
      • Workshops
      • Onsite demonstration
      • DVDs

  • Reading Excellent Word Attack and Rate Development Strategies (REWARDS)
    • http://www.voyagersopris.com/curriculum/subject/literacy/rewards/take-a-closer-look/rewards-intermediate
    • Six-step, multisensory strategies for decoding multi-syllable words
    • Appropriate for students with grade 3 or higher reading levels who can read one and tw
    • syllable words accurately but who struggle with longer words.
    • This can be valuable for students who have completed other dyslexia-specific interventions but need support for fluency with multi-syllable words
    • 25 lessons included in Intermediate Level for students in grades 4-6
    • 20 lessons included in Secondary Level for students in grades 6-12
    • Placement and progress monitoring assessments
    • 50-60 minute lessons that can be delivered in 30 minute segments if needed
    • Well-organized, scripted teacher’s manual
    • Digital tools and resources
    • Explicit, systematic instruction following “I do” “We do”, “You do” format
    • Professional development available from the publisher

  • Spalding Writing Road to Reading
    • www.spalding.org
    • www.youtube.com/user/TheSpaldingMethod/featured
    • Two hours daily
    • Whole class and small group
    • Orton-Gillingham based
    • All facets of a written language program are included: reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and sound-symbol correspondence; and are integrated.
    • Two 45-hour professional development workshops are offered by Spalding staff.

  • Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence (S.P.I.R.E.)
  • Take Flight
    • http://www.tsrhc.org/dyslexia-take-flight
    • Teacher must be a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) or in Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) training to implement this intervention.
    • Orton-Gillingham based and builds on success of early Texas Scottish Rite Hospital curricula (Alphabetic Phonics, Dyslexia Training Program, Literacy Program)
    • For students seven years old and older
    • Two-year curriculum
    • Group size of 1-6
    • Either four 60-minute lessons per week or five 45-minute lessons per week
    • Being implemented in some AL districts already

  • Verticy - Phonics/Spelling
  • Wilson Reading System
    • www.wilsonlanguage.com
    • Orton-Gillingham based
    • For students with below 3rd grade-level decoding or word-level skills
    • 60-90 minute lessons, five days per week
    • Group size 1-6
    • Steps 1-6 focus upon decoding and encoding.
    • Steps 7-12 focus on advanced word analysis, vocabulary, and comprehension.
    • Grades 2-12
    • 45 hours of professional development provided by a Wilson-certified trainer to get started