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
How long should an intervention program be implemented if there is little apparent progress?
What is the difference between special education and RTI?
Dr. Tracy Gray
Director, the National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) and the Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)
What options are available for audio versions of textbooks?
What technology is available to help a nine-year-old read?
Dr. Daniel Willingham
Professor, Psychology, University of Virginia
Cognition and K-12 Education
How do I encourage my daughter's teacher to teach to her strengths?
What words would you use to describe a really effective elementary teacher?
National Center on Response to Intervention
Response to Intervention
What is RTI and what are the essential components that must be present for it to be implemented with fidelity?
What is the relationship between RTI and special education?
What role do parents play in the RTI process, including when do they become involved, are they on the decision making team, and where can they learn more about RTI?