Recent Blog Posts
Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About
Posted on Oct 16, 2019
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • LETRS
  • Reading Intervention
Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About

The time has come to call the public’s attention to reading science and to dispel the misconceived beliefs and practices that are so widespread in our classrooms.

READ MORE
Hard Words: A Webinar to Discuss What Teachers Need to Know About Teaching Reading . . . and How to Acquire That Knowledge
Posted on Mar 20, 2019
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Hard Words: A Webinar to Discuss What Teachers Need to Know About Teaching Reading . . . and How to Acquire That Knowledge

What is the reason so many students do not learn to read? How can we make sure teachers are adequately prepared to apply the principles and practices most supported by scientific research about learning to read? Where are the gaps between common practices and those most in line with evidence of effectiveness? Why do these gaps exist? What could be done better to educate and support teachers in carrying out a very challenging job?

READ MORE
It’s Dyslexia: What’s a Teacher to Do?
Posted on Oct 4, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
It’s Dyslexia: What’s a Teacher to Do?

Dyslexia is the most common type of developmental reading disability and one of the most studied of all learning disorders. Advocates have successfully pushed more than 40 states to adopt rules and guidelines for the identification and treatment of dyslexia. Given prevalence estimates of about 5 percent to 17 percent of all students, one or two who merit this descriptor are likely to be in every classroom. Thus, every teacher should be familiar with the nature of the disorder and how to teach children who are affected by it.

READ MORE
Literacy Expert Debunks 5 Popular Myths About Dyslexia
Posted on Apr 26, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
Literacy Expert Debunks 5 Popular Myths About Dyslexia

Coming to terms with the challenges dyslexic students face can be daunting. Here, Dr. Louisa Moats dispels assumptions to illustrate five realities about dyslexia that parents and professionals must embrace.

READ MORE
Equipping Teachers to Address Today's Reading Challenges with Professional Development: The LETRS Difference
Posted on Mar 1, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • LETRS
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
Equipping Teachers to Address Today's Reading Challenges with Professional Development: The LETRS Difference

LETRS has been reborn with new content, organization, and online elements. Dr. Louisa Moats shares where LETRS came from, what makes it a unique professional development experience, and why it endures as a widely used and respected approach to teaching teachers.

READ MORE
Defending the "D" Word ... Dyslexia
Posted on Oct 5, 2017
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
Defending the "D" Word ... Dyslexia

Henry Ward Beecher once said, a word is a “peg to hang ideas on.” A single word can conjure a host of meanings and associations. “Dyslexia” is such a word. In the last couple of years, well-known and respected researchers have been arguing that it is time to do away with the “D word.”

READ MORE