Expert Interviews

Learn from nationally known researchers and experts in literacy and early education. Topics include phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, writing, summer learning, early childhood education, dyslexia, and more.

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Mary Amato

Writing Consultant
Topics: Writing

Diane August, Ph.D.

American Institute for Research
Topics: English language learners

Nanci Bell, M.Ed.

Lindamood Bell Learning Process
Topics: Comprehension | Learning disabilities | Dyslexia | Tutoring | Fluency

Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D.

Thinking Tree Psychology
Topics: Learning disabilities | Autism

Sylvia Diehl, Ph.D.

President, Knowledge Counts; Professor, University of South Florida
Topics: Autism | Comprehension

Ron Fairchild

Smarter Learning Group
Topics: Afterschool | Summer reading

Christopher Gabrieli

Transforming Education
Topics: Afterschool | Policy | School-wide efforts

Lisa Guernsey

Early Education Initiative at New America
Topics: Early literacy | Educational media | Parent engagement | Vocabulary

Doug Hesse, Ph.D.

University of Denver
Topics: Content area | School-wide efforts | Writing

Carol Jago

California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA
Topics: Common Core | Comprehension | Writing

Leonard Marcus

Children's Literature Historian
Topics: Children's books | Libraries

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.

Independent consultant
Topics: Autism

Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

Alternative Choices
Topics: Autism

Beth Poss

Center on Technology and Disability
Topics: Assistive Technology

Sharon Ramey, Ph.D.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Topics: Early literacy | Oral language | Parent engagement | Preschool | Vocabulary

Christine Reeve, Ph.D.

Reeve Autism Consulting
Topics: Autism | Assessment and evaluation

Mark Seidenberg

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topics: About reading | Dyslexia | Oral language | Curriculum and instruction

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