What are common treatments for reading disorders?

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:

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.


  1. Snowling, M. J., & Hulme, C. (2012). Interventions for children’s language and literacy difficulties. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 47(1), 27–34. Retrieved August 21, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3429860/
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