Effective dyslexia remediation specifically designed for older struggling readers (age 7+).

Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work

by Paul A Kirschner, John Sweller, Richard E. Clark

Evidence for the superiority of guided instruction is explained in the context of our knowledge of human cognitive architecture, expert-novice differences, and cognitive load. Although unguided or minimally guided instructional approahes are very popular and intuitively appealing, the point is made that these approaches ignore both the structures that constitute human cognitive architecture and evidence from empirical studies over the past half-century that consistently indicate that minimally guided instruction is less effective and less efficient than instructional approaches that place a strong emphasis on guidance of the student learning process. The advantage of guidance begins to recede only when learners have sufficiently high prior knowledge to provide "internal" guidanc. Recent developments in instructional research and instructional design models that support guidance during instruction are briefly described.

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quote-sign Our Dynaread team members are required to hold themselves accountable for serving our clients in adherence with our core values...

  • Contribute with scientific and overall integrity.
  • Retain the focus on the needs of each individual child.

DYNAREAD: Grounded in Reality

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Dynaread has been developed in the trenches of actual remediation, with our feet firmly planted on the ground. Scientific research is essential (and we consistently use it), but we also understand the realities at home and in school. Not all homes have two parents, not all Dad's or Mom's are always home, there is oftentimes no money, schools lack staff or funding. We listen, we observe, we discuss, and we build the best solutions we can for older (ages 7+) struggling readers.

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