About the Program

“Nationwide, 20% of the elementary school population is clearly struggling with reading, is at clear risk of academic failure, and is in need of remedial intervention or specialized instruction; that is, 1 child in 5, or at least 4 children per an average classroom of 20 children.”  (Moats & Dakin, 2008)

“It (dyslexia) affects 80% of those identified with learning disabilities…”  (Lerner) 

20Percenters equips educators to be proficient in the structure of the English language, preparing them to meet the language needs of all students, in both individual therapy and classroom settings. The National Reading Panel’s research made it clear that the best approach to reading instruction is one that incorporates:

• Explicit instruction in phonemic awareness
• Systematic phonics instruction
• Methods to improve fluency
• Methods to enhance comprehension

The 20Percenters Training Center has developed a program that is research-based and follows the standards of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and International Multisensory Structured Language Education Counsel (IMSLEC).

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