The Learning Disabilities Association of
New Hampshire

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Concord, NH 03032-0127

Read About Research-Based Instruction

Position Statement of the International Dyslexia Association - Controversial Therapy - Dore treatment


Preventing Early Reading Failure - by Joseph K. Torgeson
". . . we now have tools to reliably identify the children who are likely destined for early reading failure. Most importantly, . . . we can say with confidence that if we intervene early, intensively, and appropriately, we can provide these children with the early reading skills that can prevent almost all of them from ever entering the nasty downward spiral . . ."

Evaluating Facts, Fictions, and Factions in the Reading Wars - by Barbara W. Wise, Ph.D.

Reading Recovery: Distinguishing Myths from Reality - By William E. Tummer, Ph.D. and James W. Chapman, Ph.D.

Database of evidence-based research on reading instruction - A searchable database offered by the Partnership for Reading, an initiative of the National Institute for Literacy, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S. Department of Education

What Works Clearinghouse - U.S. Department of Education

Informed Instruction for Reading Success: Foundations for Teacher Preparation - A Position Paper of the International Dyslexia Association - prepared by Susan Brady, Ph.D., and Louisa Moats, Ed.D

Reading and Learning Disabilities, Position Paper of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Approved June 1996 and Updated April 2001

Using Research and Reason in Education - How Teachers Can Use Scientifically Based Research to Make Curricular & Instructional Decisions, by Paula J. Stanovich and Keith E. Stanovich, University of Toronto, published by the Partnership for Reading, May 2003

Why Children Succeed or Fail at Reading, Research from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Program in Learning Disabilities

Reading Disabilities: Why Do Some Children Have Difficulty Learning to Read? What Can Be Done About It?
by G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D.

Rethinking Learning Disabilities, by G. Reid Lyon, Jack M. Fletcher, Sally E. Shaywitz, Bennet A. Shaywitz, Joseph K. Torgesen, Frank B. Wood, Ann Shulte and Richard Olson

A Synthesis of Research on Reading from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bonita Grossen, University of Oregon

Put Reading First - The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read - This document was published by The Partnership for Reading, a collaborative effort of the National Institute for Literacy, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S. Department of Education to make evidence-based reading research available to educators, parents, policy-makers, and others with an interest in helping all people learn to read well. The findings and conclusions in this publication were drawn from the 2000 report of the National Reading Panel, Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction--Reports of the Subgroups.

Putting Reading First - Southwest Education Development Laboratory

American Federation of Teachers - Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science, What Expert Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do, Louisa Moats (1999)

Whole Language Lives on, The Illusion of "Balanced" Reading Instruction, Louisa Moats, Ed.D. (2000)

Briefs for Families on Evidence-Based Practices - Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

When Older Students Can't Read, Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Both students and educators become frustrated when students beyond 3rd grade display reading difficulties. Research-based reading strategies can build a foundation for reading success in students of all ages.

A Child Becomes a Reader: Proven Ideas for Parents from Research -- Birth to Preschool - National Institute for Literacy, September 2002.
When does a child learn to read? Many people might say in kindergarten or first grade. But researchers have told us that children can begin to learn reading and writing at home, long before they go to school. This booklet offers advice for parents of children from birth to preschool on how to support reading development at home, and how to recognize preschool and day care activities that start children on the road to becoming readers.

A Child Becomes a Reader: Proven Ideas for Parents from Research -- Kindergarten through Grade Three - National Institute for Literacy, September 2002. - The road to becoming a reader begins the day a child is born and continues through the end of third grade. At that point, a child must read with ease and understanding to take advantage of the learning opportunities in fourth grade and beyond. This booklet offers advice for parents of children from grades K-3 on how to support reading development at home, and how to recognize effective instruction in their children's classrooms.

Research-Based Principles for Adult Basic Education Reading Instruction - National Institute for Literacy, September 2002
This publication represents the best information available about how adults learn to read. It is designed to serve two primary audiences: educators and policy makers who make decisions about the content of adult basic education reading instruction and researchers eager to identify new avenues of study to add to our understanding of this field.

Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read - The Partnership for Reading: National Institute for Literacy; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; and U.S. Department of Education, September 2001.
This brochure, designed for parents of young children, describes the kinds of early literacy activities that should take place at school and at home to help children learn to read successfully. It is based on the findings of the National Reading Panel.

The Partnership for Reading - Bringing Scientific Evidence to Learning


The "Write Stuff" for Preventing and Treating Writing Disabilities - Virginia Berninger, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Washington at Seattle


Test Reviews Online - Searchable database of information on 4000 commercially available tests

Testing for Dyslexia - 12 page Fact Sheet
from the International Dyslexia Association

Related Information

The Demise of IQ Testing for Children with Learning Disabilities, presented by Robert H. Pasternack, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Teaching Children with ADHD: Instructional Strategies and Practices - Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education - focuses on three components of successful education: academic instruction, behavioral intervention and classroom accommodations.

Rethinking Special Education for a New Century, edited by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Andrew J. Rotherham, and Charles R. Hokanson, Jr. - Thomas B. Fordham Foundation - This is a volume of papers examining the past, present and future of special education, intended to help lay the groundwork for the IDEA reauthorization debate.

The Learning Disabilities Summit: Building a Foundation for the Future - Washington, DC, 2001. This Summit was a part of a national initiative sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S. Department of Education.

A New Era: Revitalizing Special Education for Children and their Families, by the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education (PCESE). The Commission on Excellence in Special Education was established to collect information and study issues related to Federal, State, and local special education programs with the goal of recommending policies for improving the education performance of students with disabilities.

IDEAs That Work: The ERIC / OSEP Special Project - Reviews of OSEP-sponsored research on topics in special education.

OSEP Grants Database - searchable database of discretionary projects supported by OSEP under IDEA.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research database - searchable database of more than 300 projects funded by NIDRR

Who are the Children in Special Education? - SEELS study, a 5-year investigation of children, ages 6-12, who receive special education services. Information from the study will help to improve schools by informing the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Congress, state policymakers, parents, and educators about what works well and ways to improve educational services to better meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Children of the Code - Interviews with Reading Researchers and Historians

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