#Expert Insight

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Early Signs of Dyslexia

Early identification of dyslexia leads to essential prevention strategies and interventions that can give children the resources they need to understand dyslexia and become life-long readers.
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How to achieve reading comprehension

What is Reading Fluency & How to Improve It

Highlighting what reading fluency entails and how important it is to the end goal: reading comprehension.
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Using technology to teach reading

Using Technology to Complement Literacy Instruction

Teaching children to read is a complex task that requires insight into a child’s needs, personal learning styles, effective reinforcement, attention span, and access to resources and support.
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The Importance of Orthographic Mapping

Orthographic Mapping is a term that sounds daunting, but it is fundamental for fluent reading.
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Spelling Blocks

How Spelling Affects Reading and Writing

Spelling is one of the most forgotten aspects of literacy development. In many classroom settings, it is looked at as an afterthought, and instruction is limited to rote spelling drills and memorization (Birsh, 2005).
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Ways to Help Your Child Build Vocabulary

“What does the word ______ mean?” asks every child everywhere. “Look it up in the dictionary,” most parents reply!
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Digital Learning

Best Digital Tools for Reading Development

Over the last few weeks, many parents have found themselves in the role of providing instruction to their children without the resources to feel successful.
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Fairy Tale Narratives

Favorite Fantasy Tales For Every Reading Level

There’s something special about fantasy. For generations, readers young and old have been swept up in stories filled with wondrous characters, enchanting lands, and whimsical creatures.
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Book Recommendations for Every Reading Level

With so many distractions in today’s world, from television to video games to texting, books may not make it on a child’s to-do list. Some children may view reading as a “chore” or something that accompanies a homework assignment. 
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Phonemic Awareness vs. Phonics

While phonemic awareness and phonics are connected in some respects, they are not the same. Nevertheless, both are very important to a child’s literacy development. To put it simply, phonics involves using the eyes and ears while phonemic awareness involves just the…
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Literacy Policies and Laws

Multi-Sensory Instruction in the Classroom: 5 Activities to Use

For the last 25 years, IMSE has been training educators in an explicit, systematic and sequential, multi-sensory teaching approach. Our goal is for every classroom to have proper techniques to help ensure that all students learn how to read.
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Dr. Maria Murray, Founder of The Reading League, Talks with IMSE

Dr. Maria Murray is the founder and CEO of The Reading League, a not-for-profit association dedicated to advancing the awareness, acceptance, and use of evidence-based practices in schools and other education agencies.​ Murray is also an associate professor at the…
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A Letter From Our Founder at the End of the School Year

Dear Educators, As we reach the end of the 2018-2019 school year, I’m inspired by the success I’ve seen in classrooms across the U.S. — and the great movement within our field.
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Try These 5 Things to Supercharge Reading Success at Your School

At the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education, we’ve worked with some of the largest school districts in the nation — and some of the smallest charter schools. The goal is always the same: to train teachers in fun, engaging and proven…
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A Back To School Message For Educators From Our Founder: ‘IMSE Is Here For You’

Dear Teachers, As educators, each new school year brings a refreshed sense of excitement and a hunger to teach and inspire. A new school year also offers new opportunities to improve upon the many challenges we often face in the…
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Expert Interviews: What Role Does Literacy Play In A Child’s Positive Self-Confidence? Dr. Oscar Underwood Explains

We know that literacy plays a critical role in a child’s future. From post-secondary education options, to career prospects, overall community prosperity and even the potential for interactions with the criminal justice system — literacy is at the core of…
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Beth McGaw, Mom And President Of The Learning Disabilities Association Of America’s Board Of Directors, Talks With The IMSE Journal

Beth McGaw is the newest President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Board of Directors — but her journey to empower educators, parents and students to better support students with learning and attention differences began long ago while working…
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