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Intervention and Resources

Homework Help

Once you have identified your learner's reading weaknesses, it is time to find out how to help them! Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for dyslexia. It can take from 1 to 3 years to get a dyslexic learner reading and spelling at grade level, depending upon their level of severity, the frequency of their tutoring or intervention, and other issues. Yet, it is possible!


Intervention should be:


There are many programs out there promoted to help with dyslexia but always look for research to back up their claims! Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, and Barton are a few examples of research-based effective programs.

Teacher and Pupil


Instruction should be one-to-one or small groups, lessons from 45 minutes to an hour in length, and should take place 5 days a week (but can be done in 3 days for a longer period of time). This sounds like a lot, but these learners need repetition and practice to create lasting memories.

Systematic and Sequential

Instruction should be systematically mastered and placed in a sequential order of building reading skills. 

Kid Piling Blocks
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In order to activate several different locations of the brain to help create new connections, instruction should be multi-sensory. This means tactile, auditory, visual, and even olfactory!


Local Tutoring

Carol is a great person, has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and has tutors and parent training HERE in Navarre, Fl!

Barton-based tutoring in Pensacola, Fl!  Certified teachers- Step up grant accepted!

This is a parent-led remediation program that is research-based and time-tested!


University of Florida Literacy Institute

Online toolbox:


Online Tutoring/Games

My daughter used a tutor from this site for the past two years.

Nessy Fingers is an online touch typing program that is based on Orton-Gillingham.  It is a paid program but my kids love it!

Great FREE (on the computer) game for early readers!

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