Structured literacy is a recognized technique for teaching children with disabilities. Think about the chapters you have read for this unit, as well as your classroom observation. Pick a specific disability from the list provided and respond to the discussion questions below.
- Phonological dyslexia.
- Surface dyslexia.
- Visual dyslexia secondary/developmental dyslexia.
- Rapid automatic naming dyslexia.
- Double deficit dyslexia.
- Primary dyslexia.
- Trauma dyslexia/acquired dyslexia.
Respond to the following:
- Define characteristics of children with the disability you chose.
- Assess the implications of the structured literacy approach for students with this disability.
- Discuss at least two evidence-based instructional strategies that would be appropriate for students who show characteristics of this disability.
- Indicate the recommended frequency and the instructional intensity required for effectiveness along with the duration of time needed for each selected strategy.
- Assess how support personnel can help the classroom teacher provide a meaningful and relevant learning environment for a student with this disability.