Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

September 10, 2018 | by Emily Hanford From: https://www.apmreports.org/story/2018/09/10/hard-words-why-american-kids-arent-being-taught-to-read Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail. LISTEN: Hard Words: Why Aren't… Continue reading Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

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Sparking Literacy Gains for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

By Christina Samuels on June 4, 2014 2:24 PM Many students with intellectual disabilities are thought to have little or no ability to read independently. But new research shows that with intensive, scientifically based instruction, children with IQs of 40 to 80 (the typical range is 80 to 115) can independently read simple text. The findings were published in… Continue reading Sparking Literacy Gains for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

Teachers Criticize Their Colleges of Ed. for Not Preparing Them to Teach Reading

By Madeline Will on October 24, 2018 1:08 PM Last month, an audio documentary and article provocatively titled "Why Aren't Kids Being Taught to Read?" sent shockwaves through the education community. The premise of the story, reported by American Public Media's Emily Hanford, is that scientific research has shown how children learn to read. But many teachers either… Continue reading Teachers Criticize Their Colleges of Ed. for Not Preparing Them to Teach Reading

How well does your state support children with dyslexia?

by EMILY HANFORD October 25, 2017 Scientists estimate that between 5 and 12 percent of American kids have dyslexia. Kindergartners in an Ohio classroom learning letters. One in five American kids struggles to read, and many of them have dyslexia. But public schools are failing to identify or treat dyslexia, even though there are proven ways to… Continue reading How well does your state support children with dyslexia?

Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?

By Emily Hanford Ms. Hanford recently released a radio documentary on science-based teaching.  Oct. 26, 2018 Teacher preparation programs continue to ignore the sound science behind how people become readers. A version of this article appears in print on Oct. 28, 2018, on Page SR6 of the New York edition with the headline: Reading Taught the Wrong Way. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe Our children… Continue reading Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?

From Brain Science to Teaching, Experts Weigh In at “Dyslexia Understood”

News About Understood blog post by The Understood Team Jul 15, 2015 Brain imaging is starting to play a role in understanding the strengths of people with dyslexia. Dyslexia laws aren’t always leading to better outcomes for students. Policymakers are now taking dyslexia advocates seriously. These were just a few of the insights that came out of… Continue reading From Brain Science to Teaching, Experts Weigh In at “Dyslexia Understood”

BVSD advocacy group hosts second struggling readers symposium

By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, POSTED:   10/20/2018 10:00:00 AM MDT Poudre School District teacher Taia Dolva is reflected in a mirror as she performs a dyslexia-related exercise during a Struggling Readers Symposium inside the Koelbel building on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder in November 2017. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer) If you go What: Struggling… Continue reading BVSD advocacy group hosts second struggling readers symposium