The first completely comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty.
According to the National Institute of Health, ten million of our nation's children (approximately 17 percent) have trouble learning to read. While headlines warn about the nation's reading crisis, Susan Hall (whose son was diagnosed with dyslexia) and Louisa Moats have become crusaders for action. The result of their years of research and personal experience, "Parenting a Struggling Reader" provides a revolutionary road map for any parent facing this challenging problem.
Acknowledging that parents often lose valuable years by waiting for their school systems to test for a child's reading disability, Hall and Moats offer a detailed, realistic program for getting parents actively involved in their children's reading lives. With a four-step plan for identifying and resolving deficiencies, as well as advice for those whose kids received weak instruction during the crucial early years, this is a landmark publication that promises unprecedented hope for the next generation of Information Age citizens.
About the Author
Susan L. Hall is founder and president of the 95 Percent Group Inc., which focuses on early childhood reading education and small-group intervention to give 95% of kindergarten through third grade students the opportunity to read at or above their grade level. A frequent speaker and lecturer, she also serves on the advisory board of the Neuhaus Education Center. Hall is a member of the Reading First Review Panel for state grant proposals and is also a Sopris West certified trainer for DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and LETRS(R)??(Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). She is the author of I've DIBEL'd, Now What?, and a co-author with Louisa C. Moats of two books, Straight Talk About Reading and Parenting a Struggling Reader. Hall earned her bachelor's degree at Lawrence University, her master's degree from Harvard University, and her doctorate of education from National-Louis University.
Louisa Moats is a consultant advisor for literacy research and professional development, Sopris West. Her books are recommended by NCTQ.