So, Why is This Necessary?



Why Get Help Immediately?

•  80% of students with a learning disability have trouble
reading.

•  90% percent will read normally if they receive help by the first grade.

•  75% percent of children who receive help after the age
of nine will have  some difficulty throughout life.

Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities


The Fact Remains:


A growing number of students need literacy to be taught in an explicit, systematic manner at their personal instructional level.

To add to this, the minutes are simply not in the instructional day for some students to be receiving all of the literacy instruction they need.

Too often, parents are not alerted to reading struggles early enough with both teacher and parent holding onto the belief that the student is simply “a late bloomer,” or “will catch up sooner or later.”



The Importance of Early Intervention


•  Quality classroom instruction in Kindergarten and the primary grades is the single best weapon against reading failure.

•  Over 90% of children reading below the 15th percentile at the beginning of First Grade read at or above grade level by the end of the First Grade with appropriate intervention by a highly trained instructor. 

•  Reading disabilities diagnosed after Third Grade are much more difficult to remediate.




Early ID is important because the brain is more plastic in younger children and potentially more malleable for re-routing neural circuits.

 

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