CONNECT WITH US:
Find us on Facebook
The paper The Process of Reading and the Teaching of Reading Skills to Pupils with Dyslexia by Blagovesta Troeva is published in the scientific educational journal Pedagogy. It is part of a series of papers on Special and Inclusive Education started as a partnership between GLOBI and Pedagogy.
Abstract. The paper explores the strategies applied in teaching reading skills
to pupils with dyslexia. It starts with an analysis of some of the most influential
theories of reading development in languages with an alphabetic orthography
and the implications they have for teaching reading skills. Next, it identifies
the areas of reading acquisition that are most frequently affected in dyslexia,
acknowledging the complex and inhomogeneous nature of this specific learning
difficulty. Drawing on research on reading interventions, the paper discusses the
focus given to structured phonics presented in a rich language environment. It
suggests that comprehension developing activities alongside the development
of phonological skills should not be underestimated. Additional principles
guiding instruction are identified and discussed –multisensory teaching, the
role of context, mixed-ability grouping, reinforcement, overlearning and
metacognition. Taking into account the variations of each learner’s profile,
the author concludes that accommodating the reading instruction to meet each
student’s individual needs is what teachers should aim at in order to secure the
most inclusive learning environment.
Keywords: dyslexia, reading development, strategies, teaching reading skills
Copyright: The re-publishing of this paper on GLOBI’s site is with the exclusive permission of Pedagogy. Any citation needs to provide the following reference to the journal:
Troeva, B., (2016) ‘The Process of Reading and the Teaching of Reading Skills to Pupils with Dyslexia’, Pedagogy: Bulgarian Journal of Educational Research and Practice, vol. 88, 3, pp. 366-386.
Blagovesta Troeva works at the Department of English at New Bulgarian University, Sofia. She obtained her first Master’s degree in British and American Studies at Sofia University, Bulgaria. While her career develops in the field of foreign language teaching, she also has profound interests in human rights, anti-discrimination, inclusion and learning difficulties. She has completed the Erasmus Mundus Special and Inclusive Education – a joined Master’s programme of the University of Roehampton, London, Oslo University, and Charles University, Prague.