The intervention used in Judson ISD is a two-year program designed to be taught for a minimum of 180 minutes per week. It is intended for one-on-one or small group instruction with no more than six students per class. The intervention addresses the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel's research. It is a comprehensive Tier III intervention for students with dyslexia.
- Phonemic Awareness: following established procedures for explicitly teaching the relationships between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns
- Phonics: providing a systematic approach for single word decoding
- Fluency: using research-proven directed practice in repeated reading of words, phrases and passages to help students read newly encountered text more fluently
- Vocabulary: featuring multiple word learning strategies (definition, structural, contextual) and explicit teaching techniques with application in text
- Reading Comprehension: teaching students to explicitly use and articulate multiple comprehension strategies (i.e., cooperative learning, story structure, question generation and answering, summarizing, and comprehension monitoring)