May 23, 2014

Never Give Up! Low IQ Students Learn To Read

[ Read the Article: Students With Low IQ Learn To Read At 1st-grade Level After Persistent, Intensive Instruction ]

Children identified as intellectually disabled or low IQ learned to read at a first-grade level after persistent, intensive instruction from a scientifically based curriculum. The findings of the pioneering four-year study from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, raise expectations for all struggling readers, said lead author Jill Allor. “We shouldn’t give up on anybody,” Allor said. “These children can learn not only functional skills, but reading as well, giving each one a shot at a more independent life.”

Credit: Southern Methodist University

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