Speech, Language, and Hearing

Before children learn to read, they learn the sounds of language by listening and speaking. These skills provide the foundation for later literacy. Many students who struggle with reading have language-based difficulties including spoken language.

 

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

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.

Molly Ringwald

Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.

"Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear." —

Judy Blume