Instructional Strategies

Video: Inside a Reading Intervention

How do schools help struggling readers? Get an inside look at effective reading interventions. See m…

Individualized Instruction vs. Differentiated Instruction

What's the difference between individualized instruction and differentiated instruction? Read about …

What Research Supports Orton–Gillingham?

What research supports Orton-Gillingham? An expert explains if there's evidence to support OG, a wel…

5 Common Techniques for Helping Struggling Students

What techniques help struggling students? Here are five strategies, such as multisensory instruction…

8 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Reading

Multisensory instruction can help kids with reading issues like dyslexia learn to read. Here are a f…

What Does It Take for Instruction to Be “Evidence Based”?

When instruction is evidence based, it's backed by research. An expert explains what it takes for a …

10 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Math

Multisensory teaching techniques, like using manipulatives, can be a big help for struggling math st…

6 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Handwriting

Multisensory instruction can help kids with writing issues like dysgraphia work on handwriting. Here…

Personalized Learning: What You Need to Know

Imagine an approach to education that isn't "one size fits all." That's personalized learning. Here'…

How Schools Monitor Student Progress

Schools need to be systematic in monitoring student progress. Learn about universal screening, ongoi…

What You Need to Know About School Math Instruction Programs

Are you wondering how your school's math instruction measures up? Here's a look at what you need to …

FAQs About Specialized Math Instruction in Grade School

Learn about who teaches math instruction in grade school. Find out if there are math specialists, ho…

7 Tips to Help Kids Understand What They Read

How can you help your child improve reading comprehension? Here are tips to help kids better underst…

7 Ways to Improve Reading Fluency

Improve your child's reading fluency by helping her learn to read faster and more accurately. These …

Whisper Reading: What It Is and How It Works

Lean in close and learn how whisper reading and whisper phones can help your child build reading ski…

7 Ways to Boost Your Child's Vocabulary

What can you do to improve your child's vocabulary? Try these tips to help your child build a better…

Questions to Ask About the School’s Reading Instruction

Learn about your child's reading program. Use this checklist of questions to find out how the school…

Questions to Ask About the School’s Math Instruction

How does your child's school teach math? Use this list of questions to ask about the math curriculum…

Teaching Teens Who Struggle With Reading: What Can Help

Teens with reading issues or dyslexia may struggle with the more difficult texts in middle school an…

Classroom Accommodations for ADHD

What types of accommodations can help students with ADD and ADHD? Here are some classroom accommodat…

Classroom Accommodations for Dysgraphia

What types of accommodations can help students with dysgraphia? Here are dysgraphia accommodations t…

Classroom Accommodations for Dyscalculia

What types of accommodations can help students with dyscalculia? Here are dyscalculia accommodations…

Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia

What types of accommodations can help students with dyslexia? Here are some classroom accommodations…

Classroom Accommodations for Developmental Coordination Disorder

What types of accommodations can help students with developmental coordinaton disorder, or DCD? Here…

Classroom Accommodations for Sensory Processing Issues

Looking for a sensory accommodation? These sensory strategies for the classroom can help kids with s…

Classroom Accommodations for Executive Functioning Issues

What types of accommodations can help students with executive functioning issues? Explore these exec…

Classroom Accommodations for Auditory Processing Disorder

What classroom accommodations can help students with auditory processing disorder? Here are strategi…

Classroom Accommodations for Visual Processing Issues

What types of accommodations can help students with visual processing issues? These classroom strate…

Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed

Slow processing speed can impact learning at all stages. Find out how teachers can help your child i…

Classroom Accommodations for Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

What accommodations can help kids with nonverbal learning disabilities? Here are some strategies to …

Classroom Accommodations for Anxiety

How can teachers help kids with anxiety in the classroom? Explore this list of anxiety accommodation…

Common Advance Organizers and Why They Work

Advance organizers are a common strategy teachers use to help kids learn. Find out how they work.

Download: Graphic Organizers to Help Kids With Writing

These free graphic organizers can help kids break writing assignments into smaller steps. Each print…

Social Thinking: What You Need to Know

Social Thinking is a teaching framework for kids who struggle with social skills issues. Learn about…

Multisensory Instruction: What You Need to Know

Multisensory instruction is a way of teaching that engages more than one sense at a time. Find out h…

Orton–Gillingham: What You Need to Know

Orton–Gillingham is a teaching approach designed to help kids who struggle with reading, like studen…

Wilson Reading System: What You Need to Know

Learn about the Wilson Reading System. Read about how this approach especially helps older kids with…

Barton Reading Program: What You Need to Know

Read about the Barton Reading Program and how it can help kids with dyslexia and reading issues. Lea…

Lindamood–Bell Program: What You Need to Know

Learn about teaching strategies for your child with a reading disability. See if the Lindamood-Bell …

The Difference Between Decodable and Non-Decodable Words

What's the difference between reading sight words and sounding out words? Learn about decodable word…

Is There Such a Thing as Orton–Gillingham for Math?

What is Orton-Gillingham for math? Is it a real thing? Learn about multisensory math instruction and…