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Intervention and Prevention

Intervention and prevention efforts in reading seek to help students before they fail in school. These articles, research briefs, videos, webcasts and other resources can help parents and teachers support a struggling reader. See also our section on Response to Intervention (RTI).

Featured partner: National Center for Learning Disabilities

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Nick Spano

Meet real-life children who struggle with reading but don't give up! A lively show geared for kids.

Al Roker

Learn the warning signs for a child who may have difficulties with reading and why early intervention is so important.

Henry Winkler

Learn how brain scientists are working to solve the puzzle of why some children struggle to read and others don't.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Frederick Douglass