Dyslexia Intervention

School of Education
Edinboro University

Help individuals with dyslexia reach their fullest potential.

Dyslexia affects approximately 20% of the general population, and nearly 80% of students identified with learning disabilities have some form of dyslexia. If you are passionate about helping these individuals read and spell, then the Edinboro’s Dyslexia Intervention minor is the ideal choice for you.

Research shows that educational interventions can be highly effective in helping individuals with dyslexia achieve success.

Under the guidance of expert faculty at Edinboro, you will become familiar with a variety of instructional strategies and resources that can support individuals with dyslexia and those characteristics. You will learn the principles of multisensory, structured language education and how to administer a scripted, evidence-based reading intervention program.

You will graduate with this minor, confident in your abilities and prepared to be an advocate for individuals with dyslexia.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Choose one of the few dyslexia intervention programs in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program has drawn statewide attention to dyslexia and early-literacy intervention. A minor in Dyslexia Intervention will make you more attractive to school districts that are hiring educators. For more information, visit PaTTAN.

Learn through hands-on experience.

As part of the minor in Dyslexia Intervention, you will spend a full academic year in an elementary school, working with a child who is identified with dyslexia or exhibiting dyslexic characteristics.

Additionally, if you are an Education major, you will gain advanced experience beginning in your first year. You’ll actively participate in the community, assisting local area school districts with events such as tutoring inner-city students and preparing literacy nights and family STEM events. You’ll hone your professional skills and develop as an educator through three field experiences and at least 150 hours in the classroom before you begin your student-teaching. Each experience is designed for a particular age group so that you’ll have experiences with all children, Pre-K through the primary grades. You will gain:

Pre-K experience - working with small groups of young children in an early-learning environment.

Reading and language arts instruction and tutoring - working with small groups.

Grades 1-4 experience - teaching lessons and assisting the cooperating teacher on a daily basis.

Why choose Edinboro?

Edinboro offers one of the only undergraduate Dyslexia Intervention training programs in Pennsylvania. You can combine this minor with any number of majors in the fields of education, psychology, sociology or community health and wellness. We will prepare you to step into highly-valued positions as an educator or tutor, and help individuals with dyslexia learn to read, spell and become contributing members of society.

Edinboro’s strong legacy translates to a philosophy of excellence and a commitment to developing educators who understand the professional, social and ethical responsibilities associated with working with children. You will be guided by experienced faculty members, and have many opportunities to develop and grow as a professional.

Prepare for a rewarding career.