Early, intensive instruction in language and different aspects of reading by specialized teachers is the best way to improve reading skills. The most appropriate treatment strategy depends on the needs of the individual.
Reading disorders cannot be cured, but people with these disorders can overcome specific problems, learn to read, and improve fluency and comprehension with proper instruction, especially if they receive help and instruction early.
Because there is no single treatment for reading disorders, there is also no single resource that provides comprehensive information about treatment for reading disorders. However, a few good places to start are:
- U.S. Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences: What Works Clearinghouse
- ED, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
- International Dyslexia Association: Information on Interventions and Instructions (PDF - 705 KB)
Read more about educational treatments for children with different types of specific learning disabilities, including reading disabilities, at the NICHD’s Learning Disabilities A to Z webpage.