Structured Literacy vs. Balanced Literacy

Apr 18, 2021 | Reading and Dyslexia

It’s a good idea for parents to ask what approach your child’s school is using for reading instruction and to familiarize yourself with the types of reading interventions your district is using for students with reading disabilities such as dyslexia. Arlington Public Schools offers a variety of interventions for students with dyslexia.

Here is an explanation of the difference between balanced and structured literacy. Alarm bells should go off if you have a student with dyslexia and your child’s teacher is using a balanced literacy approach.