Being aware of the early signs of reading difficulties is important in being able to provide early intervention.
In the article, Dr. Torgesen suggests that parents should observe late talkers, children who have a hard time expressing themselves using words, and those who have a family history of reading difficulties. If you find anything worrisome, you should seek advice from professionals as soon as possible.
He recommends that teachers use systematic and explicit teaching methods while monitoring their students’ progress. He also suggests creating a literary-rich environment where: many books are available, a lot of reading is done, and animated discussions about stories take place.