Authors: International Literacy Association.
- There is no certifiable best method for teaching children who experience
- In the National Reading Panel report on the effects of specific programs, the
Orton-Gillingham program had the lowest average effect size.
- Students who experience difficulty acquiring literacy require more careful and
responsive application of consistent principles by knowledgeable, well-prepared teachers
- The National Reading Panel’s guidance calls for a broader, more responsive
instructional approach rather than focusing solely on systematic phonics.