Is it dyslexia, DLD or both?
Can you spot the different reading difficulties in your classroom?
In this video presentation Robyn shares the work of Louise Spear-Swerling, reprinted earlier this year by Learning Difficulties Australia, which reviews research on three common patterns of poor reading.
Drawing on Gough and Tunmer's Simple View of Reading model, Spear-Swerling breaks reading difficulties down into:
- Specific Word Reading Difficulties;
- Specific Reading Comprehension Difficulties; and
- Mixed Reading Difficulties
This simple model is a great tool for classroom teachers to consider when thinking about their own students with a view to choosing the most appropriate intervention.
The full article can be found here:
'Common types of reading problems and how to help children who have them' by Louise Spear-Swerling. Reprinted in Learning Difficulties Australia | Vol 55 No 1, April 2023.
We hope you enjoy!
00:40 Reflection on the Simple View of Reading
01:40 Spear-Swerling's interpretation of the Simple View of Reading
04:00 Three types of reading difficulties with examples of intervention
11:00 Importance of collaboration between classroom teacher and interventionists
12:40 Early-emerging reading difficulties
14:00 Late-emerging reading difficulties
15:00 Prevalence of reading difficulties in specific groups of students
16:00 Importance of understanding reading difficulties in your students