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Dyslexia Awareness Month

Literacy Voices - 2021

Follow along this October as we celebrate Dyslexia and LD Awareness Month by sharing video links to some of the Literacy Voices we at AIM learn from and admire. Our posts (on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays) will include everything from a discussion on the realities of dyslexia and a history of the Reading Rope to tips for teachers and parents and a look at the connection between social justice and reading.

To learn from these Literacy Voices, simply click on the titles or images below to access the selected videos.

Literacy Voices - Barbara Wilson

AIM is proud to be a Wilson® Accredited Partner providing Wilson professional learning to educators as well as instruction to our AIM Academy students. Barbara Wilson is a valued member of our Research Advisory Board and we always appreciate hearing her thoughts on all things reading and learning. Barbara's talk begins at minute 11 of this webinar.

Click to Watch about Phonology, Morphology, Orthography: The Basis for Reading & Writing Success (opens in new window/tab)
Literacy Voices - Kareem Weaver

Kareem Weaver's declaration that there can be no equity, no social justice, without literacy resonates with us. We look forward to him joining our 3/14 Research to Practice Symposium to further this important discussion. This radio interview focusing on reading in Oakland highlights how important the the Science of Reading and training teachers in structured literacy is for all children.

Click to Watch about NAACP and Reading (opens in new window/tab)
Literacy Voices - Emily Hanford Image

Emily Hanford has brought the Science of Reading to mainstream media. Her in-depth APM reports on dyslexia, reading comprehension and literacy instruction for teachers are driving parents and schools to make important changes in how we teach children to read and how we teach our teachers. She was a panelist at our 2020 symposium where she shared her thoughts on the importance of research in the field of literacy.

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Literacy Voices - Mark Seidenberg Post

Dr. Mark Seidenberg shares what he believes schools are getting wrong about reading in this Ask an Expert video for the National Center on Improving Literacy. Dr. Seidenberg is the author of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It. He is the 2020 recipient of AIM's Hollis Scarborough Award.

Click to Watch about What are schools getting wrong about reading? (opens in new window/tab)


In October 2020, we celebrated Dyslexia Awareness Month sharing important words on literacy learning. Enjoy our flipbook of quotes by clicking on the image below. 

31 Days of Literacy Learning Flipbook Cover

Click Image to Access Our October 2020 -31 Days of Literacy Learning Flipbook