Dyslexia Report as required by Act 1039 for the 2023-24
Description: The Sonday System instructional materials and methods have been compiled to help teachers effectively use proven literacy instructional strategies. The Sonday System is based on Orton-Gillingham instructional principles that have been well documented over time. The Orton-Gillingham approach has been the subject of five major reading research studies over the last 70 years, in 1940, 1956, 1969, 1979, and 1984. Citing these, the National Reading Panel identified Orton-Gillingham as one of the effective methodologies that address the needs of struggling readers (National Reading Panel, 2000).
he Sonday System materials have been carefully crafted to incorporate the essential components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension) and also integrates a systematic spelling component. When reading and spelling are taught together, progress is faster, learning is more secure and the learner becomes a writer as well as a reader. Spelling offers an opportunity for kinesthetic/tactile practice through tracing and writing, and provides immediate diagnostic information regarding sounds, rules, and concepts that have (or have not) been learned. This intentional integration allows students to become more proficient at reading and spelling as well as writing. Teachers can expand the spelling activities to extended writing assignments as include comprehension strategies to help children become independent readers. Reading and writing skills must be developed sequentially and cumulatively.
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In everything we do, our goal is two-fold:
strengthen existing efforts with services that help make a deeper impact,
fill gaps by meeting the needs of young people and families that are not being met or not being met to potential.