The most effective way to teach children with dyslexia how to read and spell is to use a multisensory structured language education (MSLE) approach such as Orton-Gillingham or Wilson. This time-tested approach is based on research done by Dr. Samuel Orton and educator Anna Gillingham. It is highly effective, individualized, structured, explicit teaching that focuses on linking the sounds of our language system with the symbols (letters) that represent them. In addition, children are taught about the six syllable types, syntax (the sequence and function of words in a sentence), semantics (the comprehension of written language) and morphology (the meanings of base words, roots, prefixes and suffixes) and how words with the same base relate to other words with the same base such as the bound base <struct> from Latin struere "to build, place together, assemble, arrange, make by joining together" as in the words structure, construction, instruct, etc..
Tutors and teachers of the MSLE approach must be trained and certified by an IMSLEC accredited program. IMSLEC stands for The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Counsel. IMSLEC accredits quality MSLE training programs which offer extensive coursework and supervised teaching experiences that lead to professional certification.