Using the Data You Already Have to Help Students with Dyslexia

November 16, 2022 Voyager Sopris Learning with Guest Matthew K. Burns Season 2 Episode 23
Using the Data You Already Have to Help Students with Dyslexia
Show Notes

When you examine your teaching approaches and how to best help students with dyslexia, it can be easy to assume special data will be needed to help these students improve their foundational reading skills and move toward grade-level literacy. 

However, the data you already have from regular assessment practices, like that collected from Acadience® Learning measures, can provide invaluable insight to help you tailor instruction and ensure all students—especially those with dyslexia and other reading challenges—receive the appropriate and timely intervention they need to succeed.

Our guest for this EDVIEW360 podcast is Matthew K. Burns, a literacy, assessment, and special education expert who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of the most-vulnerable children, including those with disabilities, from high-poverty backgrounds, and for whom English is not their native language. Dr. Burns will share how schools can help shape K–12 practice and improve literacy using existing data.

He will also discuss how educators can:

  • Use data to target reading interventions for students with dyslexia
  • Identify breakdowns in the learning process to better increase reading skills
  • Match reading interventions to student need
  • Improve students’ reading skills through schoolwide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, such as Response to Intervention, and school-based teams, like problem-solving teams and professional learning communities.

We hope you’ll join us for this fascinating podcast!