It’s Not the Age but the Stage that Matters
Older students with reading difficulties provide a challenge, as they often are functioning below their potential or grade level. By providing instruction in structural analysis, morphology, and fluency, the aim is to raise students’ ability to efficiently decode, encode, and comprehend multisyllabic words, and to be able to use these words in their own reading and writing.
Isabel Wesley has a M.Ed. in Special Education from Boston University and is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She has spent her professional career working with students who struggle with reading and has taught many teachers to work effectively with these students. For more than twenty-five years Wesley worked at the Carroll School, a private institution for students with language learning disabilities. She currently has a private tutoring practice for high school and college students, and adults.