Joint Legislative Public Hearing: 02/11/2020
What we do
We advocate for students who struggle to read, are not making progress, and are in crisis in their public school districts. We organize cost-effective teacher training in science-based programs and ensure students receive the services they need to learn how to read and write to grade level. We hold school district workshops to ensure the science of reading language and writing is consistent and sustainable across the school district. We provide support, free screening tools, and educational workshops on dyslexia to empower parents, teachers, and students.
Our programs include educational workshops on the science of reading at correctional institutions. Reading and writing support and tutoring for incarcerated adults and youths.
Our mission is to educate administrators, parents and teachers on the science of reading to ensure that every child at risk of dyslexia (and in general education) learns how to read at their public school. We advocate for early intervention to stop learning differences from becoming life-long disabilities.
Dyslexia is a symptom of a broader misunderstanding about how to teach reading. In New York, 65% of all students read below grade level, and more than half have below basic reading skills (are functionally illiterate).