The best treatment strategy for a reading disorder depends on the needs of the individual. In general, teachers with special training provide the most effective instruction. The instruction should be intensive. And the earlier children receive help, the better the results.
Reading disorders cannot be “cured.” But with proper instruction, people with these disorders can overcome specific problems, learn to read, and improve fluency and comprehension.1
There is no single treatment for reading disorders. The following sources provide reliable information about the many treatment options available:
- U.S. Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences: What Works Clearinghouse
- ED, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
- International Dyslexia Association: Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
Read more about educational treatments for children with reading disorders and other types of learning disabilities at NICHD’s Learning Disabilities A to Z webpage.