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Why We Use Evidence-Based Teaching

In the realm of education, the quest for highly effective teaching methods has always been at the forefront. As educators, our primary goal is to empower our students with knowledge, skills and opportunities for success. To achieve this, evidence-based teaching has emerged as the cornerstone of our practice at DyslexAbility.

What is Evidence-Based Teaching?

Evidence-based teaching is an approach that relies on concrete scientific literature and experimentation that has been peer-reviewed and validated. It stands in stark contrast to subjective case studies or untested theories. The core principle of evidence-based teaching is to make informed decisions about teaching practices and interventions based on empirical evidence rather than relying on theory or tradition.

At DyslexAbility, we have committed ourselves to this approach, recognising that it holds the key to better serving our students and addressing their unique needs. Here's why evidence-based teaching is so vital in our practice:

1. Assessing Foundational Knowledge

One of the primary applications of evidence-based teaching is assessing the level of foundational knowledge that our students possess when they join our practice. This process involves identifying concepts they have mastered, pinpointing gaps or deficits in their learning and determining what knowledge needs to be introduced and mastered in accordance with a curriculum's scope and sequence. Through systematic assessment and analysis, we can provide a tailored learning experience for each student, ensuring they receive the necessary support to bridge gaps and build a strong foundation.

2. Personalised Teaching Strategies

Every student is unique, and their learning needs vary. Evidence-based teaching allows us to develop personalised teaching strategies and interventions for each student. By analysing data and evidence, we can identify the most effective instructional methods that cater to an individual's strengths and weaknesses. This approach ensures that our students receive a multi-sensory, explicit and sequential curriculum designed to meet their specific needs, ultimately enhancing their learning experience and outcomes.

3. Monitoring Progress and Effectiveness

To gauge the effectiveness of our teaching methods and monitor student progress, we rely on evidence-based assessments. These assessments are not only globally recognised but also have a track record of winning awards for their accuracy and reliability. Through continuous assessment and data analysis, we gain valuable insights into student development and areas where improvement is needed. This information informs our practitioners' future teaching strategies and approaches, enabling us to refine our methods and optimise the learning journey for each student.

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, evidence-based teaching stands as a beacon of hope, guiding educators toward more effective and impactful practices. At DyslexAbility, we wholeheartedly embrace evidence-based teaching because it empowers us to make informed decisions, personalise instruction and continually monitor progress. Through this approach, we strive to provide the highest quality education to our students, ensuring that every learner has the opportunity to reach their full potential. As we continue to evolve and refine our methods, we remain steadfast in our commitment to evidence-based teaching as the foundation of our practice.

Contact us at (03) 5996 6006, or to see how DyslexAbility can best support you and your family.

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