Dr. Hollis Scarborough received AIM's inaugural eponymous award at our 2019 Research to Practice Symposium. Her talk, A Case History of a Twisty Metaphor, provides an informative and entertaining history of her Reading Rope graphic. Go to minute 16 for the start of her presentation following the award presentation.
Dyslexia Awareness Month
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.
In order to examine the content and coursework of both AIM Pathways training programs and the curriculum we use with our students at AIM Academy, we worked closely with researcher Dr. Julie Washington, a member of our Research Advisory Board.
Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan shares information about assisting English learners in this recap of her talk at a past Center for Literacy and Learning Plain Talk conference. We look forward to welcoming her back to AIM on 3/14 as a panelist at our 10th Research to Practice Symposium.
This Harvard Graduate School of Education 8-minute video by professor Nonie Lesaux is a good reminder the importance of Teacher Talk, the ways teachers can support and boost literacy and student growth when using complex vocabulary and detailed sentences.
Resha Conroy, founder of the Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children, shares her perspective as a parent of a child with dyslexia in this video for the Decoding Dyslexia Oregon - Black Literacy Summit. We look forward to having her present our our March 14, 2022 Research to Practice Symposium - Understanding the Influence of Linguistic Variation on Reading.
Whether she's teaching AIM students how to make a Play-Doh brain or presenting on neuroscience research, Dr. Fumiko Hoeft is always a Literacy Voice we like to hear and learn from. This TEDxSausalito talk focuses on the union between dyslexia and creativity.
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.
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.
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.
Nancy Hennessy, author of The Reading Comprehension Blueprint and a longtime AIM consultant, was the architect of AIM Academy's instructional model that is grounded in structured literacy. She provides a detailed overview of Structured Literacy in this MTSU Center for Dyslexia Expert Minute video.
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.
Dr. Nadine Gaab explains the dyslexia paradox in this Ask an Expert video for the National Center on Improving Literacy. Dr. Gaab's Early Bird literacy screener is a tablet-based program designed to assess children in order to provide learning support as early as possible. AIM now offers this screener to the public in person or online.
Dr. Tim Odegard of Middle Tennessee State University shares the "Realities of Dyslexia and Reading" in this video from the university's Center for Dyslexia.
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.