Whether you would like to understand and help one person, or you are eager to make your whole organization's literacy instruction more consistent and effective, or anything in between, we would like to help you.
Whether you want to plan for the school year, improve a lesson, incorporate writing into other subjects, evaluate instructional approaches or programs, or just make sense of literacy-related articles, this model will help you. We use it as a framework in all of our workshops, spending a brief time helping participants' become familiar enough with it to use it themselves.
Human brains have parts that are specialized for processing what we perceive through our senses, and also for processing speech and language. There is not a particular part of the brain that is specialized for reading.
Neuroscience research has shown that skilled readers rely heavily on the speech processing parts of the brain for reading, and that instructional methods can help students to reorganize their neurological processing while reading. Our materials are designed to encourage this helpful reorganization.