Learn more about how to help young readers and writers reach their full potential, from nationally-known literacy and education experts. The questions here were submitted by our readers. We hope you find answers that will be helpful at home or in the classroom as you support your young learners! Please revisit this section often, as we will be soliciting questions from our readers and adding new experts Q&A.
Dr. Lynn Fuchs
Professor, Special Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Tracy Gray
Director, the National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) and the Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)
Dr. Daniel Willingham
Professor, Psychology, University of Virginia
Cognition and K-12 Education
National Center on Response to Intervention
Response to Intervention
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Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties. This article provides a brief overview list of typical signs of dyslexia in preschool and kindergarten.
When a child is having a language or reading problem, he just may need more time to learn language skills. Some children might have trouble seeing, hearing, or speaking, while others may have a learning disability. If you suspect a problem, it's important to get help quickly.
Healthy hearing is critical to a child's speech and language development, communication, learning, and social development. Children who do not hear well are at an increased risk of becoming struggling readers. Here are some signals that may indicate a hearing problem.