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Literacy for All: Structured Reading and Spelling (2-part session)

About This Session


60% of readers need explicit reading instruction. Join Neuhaus Education Center Dyslexia Therapists and Reading Specialists to discuss evidence-based practices that are beneficial for all, and essential for our most vulnerable.

What we'll cover:

Teaching reading is hard! However, decades of research have built a strong foundation of knowledge around which practices are most effective for most learners.

The reality is 60% of learners need explicit instruction to learn to read. This can include, but is not limited to, students with specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, and students who have English oral language proficiency but struggle with the fundamentals of reading and writing in English.

Join Catherine Scott, Ed.D., CALT, Reading Specialist and Interim Chief Academic Officer alongside Lara Speights, M.Ed., LDT, CALT and Vice President for Family Support and Adult Literacy from Neuhaus Education Center to discuss evidence-based literacy practices from our new program created for adults, Structured Reading and Spelling. These practices are beneficial for all and essential for our most vulnerable as we strive towards literacy for all.

What we’ll cover:

  • Collaboratively review the current and established research around learning to read
  • Discuss structured literacy, its components (the what and the how), and considerations for vulnerable populations such as those with specific learning disabilities and those who are learning English.
  • Engage in examples of structured literacy practices related to phonological awareness, syllable division, and morphemes that can be immediately implemented into instruction

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
topic - adult foundational education (HSE, ASE, ABE) 450x68
Session will also cover:
topic - learning differences & disabilities
topic - instructional theory, methodology, research


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Handouts & Materials

No handouts or materials available at this time.


Speights, Lara

Lara Speights
Vice President for Family Support and Adult Literacy
Neuhaus Education Center


Catherine Hungerford Scott
Interim Chief Academic Officer
Neuhaus Education Center

ROLE classroom instructors
LEVEL beginner
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Other info:

The examples used in this session will come from an adult literacy currriculum: Structured Reading and Spelling.

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Page checked or updated: 6/28/24

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