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The Process of Reading and the Teaching of Reading Skills to Pupils with Dyslexia

Troeva, Blagovesta (2016) The Process of Reading and the Teaching of Reading Skills to Pupils with Dyslexia. списание Педагогика, 88 (3). pp. 366-386. ISSN 0861-3982

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Abstract

The paper explores the strategies applied in teaching reading skills to pupils with the dyslexia. It starts with an analysis of some of the most influential theories of reading development in languages with an alphabetic orthography and the implications they have for teaching reading skills. Next, it identifies the areas of reading acquisition that are most frequently affected in dyslexia, acknowledging the complex and inhomogeneous nature of this specific learning difficulty. Drawing on research on reading interventions, the paper discusses the focus given to structured phonics presented in a rich language environment. It suggests that comprehension developing activities alongside the development of phonological skills should not be underestimated. Additional principles guiding instruction are identified and discussed –multisensory teaching, the role of context, mixed-ability grouping, reinforcement, overlearning and metacognition. Taking into account the variations of each learner’s profile, the author concludes that accommodating the reading instruction to meet each student’s individual needs is what teachers should aim at in order to secure the most inclusive learning environment.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:reading, dyslexia, English
Subjects:Education > Education management for adults
Education > Higher education
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Foreign language studying
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Language
Sociology.Anthropology > Social interaction. Social processes
Sociology.Anthropology > Social sciences
ID Code:3802
Deposited By: Ms Blagovesta Troeva
Deposited On:15 Aug 2018 06:17
Last Modified:15 Aug 2018 06:17

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