This toolkit provides information about how to intensify instruction for students with dyslexia who are not making progress as readers.

You will learn:

  • What it means to intensify instruction and why we do it
  • How to use data to know when to intensify instruction
  • How to intensify instruction for students with dyslexia

This toolkit includes:

  • Online tutorial
  • Expert advice
  • Supporting resources

Online Tutorial

This tutorial will focus on specific ways to intensify what you teach, as well as how you teach it, so that students who might seem stuck can start making progress as readers. You will learn intensification practices that can be used in the context of Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III instruction. This tutorial will also cover how legal issues involved in 504s and IEPs can provide a formal structure for this work, and how these legal safeguards can work in tandem with the intensification process.

Using Data to Intensify Instruction

Explore this collection of resources to learn more about using data to intensify instruction.

IRIS Center

This module discusses the importance of selecting evidence-based practices and programs. It also examines actions that school personnel can take to increase the likelihood that the practice or program is implemented as it was designed.

Topic: Evidence-based

NCII

This checklist can be used by teams to help identify ideas to intensify interventions based on their hypothesis for why the student may not be responding to an intervention. The checklist is aligned with the dimensions of the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity.

Topic: Instruction

NCII

This article describes data-based individualization, a research-based process for individualizing and intensifying interventions through the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and research-based adaptation strategies

Topic: Instruction, Assessments

Intensifying How We Teach

Check out these resources to build your knowledge about intensifying how you teach.

Book

Expert: Susan Lowell

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Dyslexia, Legislation
GIrl Reading

Expert: Evelyn Johnson, Ph.D

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Dyslexia, Identification
Glasses on Book

Expert: Susan Lowell

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Dyslexia, Legislation