is excellent, the production fantastic. For those of us involved
in teacher education, they are a godsend. Exactly what the reading
doctor ordered." -Marilyn Jager Adams, Ph.D., Author,
"Beginning to Read"
"A fine resource... the
tapes show excellent instructional strategies that can be used with
all children, not just those labeled as having learning disabilities.
Every classroom teacher can engage in this kind of good teaching."
-Isabel L. Beck, Ph.D., Professor of Education and
Senior Scientist Learning, Research, and Development, Center, University
"A great service to the field of
education...to my knowledge, there is no other collection
in existence as valuable for educating the public about learning
disabilities. The points of many of the foremost experts in the
field... illustrated with... episodes involving real children,
real parents, and real teachers... are powerful models of effective
instructional practices in classroom and clinic. The tape for
and about parents is one of the most honest and helpful presentations
I have seen." -Louisa Cook Moates, Ed.D., Director,
Early Reading Interventions Project, NICHD,Washington, D.C. Clinical
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas
Everything I saw was consistent with
findings from the very best research on
this topic. This series will be extremely valuable to teachers
and other professionals in the field... it provides so many concrete
examples to illustrate what we have learned in our research about
these children. Everyone who views the video series will appreciate,
and learn from, the many examples of children responding to excellent
teaching." - Joseph Torgesen, Ph.D., Principal
Investigator, Reading Research, NICH Professor of Psychology,
Florida State University
"These video tapes are invaluable
for public education, especially for all classroom teachers,
school administrators, and parents... the intermingling of experts'
discussion and actual classroom activities is extraordinary...
they demonstrate many different ways of teaching the structure
of language, spoken and written... should be used in all teacher
education as the first step (towards the goal): 'every child should
know how to read by the age of eight years.' " -Sylvia
O. Richardson, M.D. Distinguished Professor Communications Sciences
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, University of South