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Week 1, Thursday, May 8th
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Debunking Myths about Reading
How do children learn to read?
The science of reading is well understood, and often times, issues with reading can be identified as early as 4 years old by difficulty with pre-reading skills. But teacher training has lagged behind the research. You know your child is having issues reading but you keep hearing that you should wait to see how they progress as they mature. It’s time to start clearing up the common myths about learning to read.
Do you know what the greatest predictor of reading success is? Do flipped letters indicate a reading disability? This week’s guest, Nancy Redding, will highlight and debunk key myths and help you get a clearer grasp on what the real issues are related to learning how to read.
About Nancy Redding, M.Ed.
Nancy has been a member of The International Dyslexia Association for approximately 20 years. She joined the NCBIDA board in 2004, and served as president of the branch from 2007 until 2010. Presently, she is the learning specialist at St. Francis High School in Mountain View. Previously, she served as a learning specialist at De Anza College for 12 years, and has provided educational therapy in a variety of clinical settings. She is the co-author, with Marcia Henry, Ph.D., of Patterns for Success, published by Pro-Ed, and has served as an Orton-Gillingham trainer for teachers both locally and nationally. Nancy is currently the Pacific Regional Representative for The International Dyslexia Association.