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Understanding Reading Problems

Understanding Reading Problems

Issues and Interventions in a Series of Four Videos – with Rationales for the Stevenson
Reading Program by Dr. Tom Diebold

Tom starts with a simple model of the reading process, then thoroughly covers the decoding process, which is essential to reading success.  He also covers some of the neurological aspects of dyslexia, so teachers appreciate the complexity of reading accurately.  The need for phonics instruction is clear.

Teachers who have been trained in multisensory phonics will be familiar with many of the points Tom raises in this video.  Other teachers will come to appreciate how difficult it is to make English phonics accessible to struggling students.

It is important that, administrators, teachers and parents alike know that the Stevenson Program uses these strategies.  However, Stevenson contains some unique strategies that other methods do not.  At the end of this video Bill Stevenson spends a few minutes describing these qualities.

About Dr. Tom Diebold: Tom is an experienced educator who has worked at several regional and state education agencies, as well as a Special Ed Director, all in Ohio.  In recent years, he has consulted with school systems across the state, discussing options for addressing reading problems (among other issues). 

Tom is an independent contractor who is very familiar with several different programs for struggling readers.  He has received individual training from author, Nancy Stevenson, and he is a designated trainer for Stevenson Learning Skills.

recorded discussion of dyslexia (always an important topic) and appropriate instruction for dyslexic students.  You will Special Ed teachers who know are great at dealing with many problems, but are not very familiar with reading instruction.  You will have reading teachers who have been exposed to many methods for typical learners, but they are not familiar with specialized instruction for learning problems.  These videos will be very useful for those situations.

issues associated with reading failure.  If you are not already familiar with dyslexia, you will gain a thorough understanding of the problem.  If you are not already familiar with structured multisensory phonics, you will see why such strategies are required.

the ingredients required to address the problems of struggling readers.  Also, if you wish to support Stevenson instruction at home, we can offer suggestions.

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