Intervention specialists in an Ohio school district say a program they began using in the fall has helped struggling students with special needs read at a higher grade level. The program was implemented after students with disabilities did not meet reading proficiency benchmarks. Under the Language! program, students work on vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, spelling and phonics for 90 minutes a day, and teachers are able to track progress. The program's success is spurring school officials to consider expanding the program to high schools.
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