Fall Edition 2011 PERSPECTIVES on Language and Literacy A Quarterly Publication of The International Dyslexia Association Volume 37, No. 4 IDA PURPOSE STATEMENT The purpose of IDA is to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write… In a way that creates hope, possibility, and partnership… So that every individual has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated. Beyond Reading Recovery ® — What Works Best? Theme Editor’s Summary Tom Nicholson The Multiple Cues or “Searchlights” Word Reading Theory: Implications for Reading Recovery ® Keith T. Greaney Reading Recovery ® : Does It Work? James W. Chapman and William E. Tunmer Matthew Effects and Reading Interventions Tom Nicholson and Sue Dymock The Emergent Literacy Approach to Effective Teaching and Intervention Alison W. Arrow and Claire McLachlan 15 7 21 28 35 Global Perspectives The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated exclusively to the study and treatment of the specific language disability known as dyslexia. We have been serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field for over 55 years. IDA was first established to continue the pioneering work of Samuel T. Orton, M.D., in the study and treatment of dyslexia. IDA’s membership is comprised of people with dyslexia and their families, educators, diagnosticians, physicians, and other professionals in the field. The headquarters office in Baltimore, Maryland is a clearinghouse of valuable information and provides information and referral services to thousands of people every year. IDA’s Annual Conference attracts thousands of outstanding researchers, clinicians, parents, teachers, psychologists, educational therapists, and people with dyslexia. 40 Welcome Global Partners Susan C. Lowell, Anna Reuter, and Christy Blevins Book Review Mary Farrell, Francie Matthews, Judy Shapiro, and Marilyn Zion 43 Classifieds 50 IDA supports efforts to provide individuals with dyslexia with appropriate instruction and to identify these individuals at an early age. IDA believes that multisensory teaching and learning is the best approach currently available for those affected by dyslexia. While IDA is pleased to present a forum for presentations, advertising, and exhibiting to benefit those with dyslexia and related learning disabilities, it is not IDA’s policy to recommend or endorse any specific program, product, speaker, exhibitor, institution, company, or instructional material, noting that there are a number of such which present the critical components of instruction as defined by IDA.