“Hard to read: How American schools fail kids with dyslexia” podcast
(Aired September 11, 2017)
Description: This podcast discusses the widespread problem of undiagnosed dyslexia in U.S. public schools, making the case that school districts do not have the resources to train educators in teaching strategies for students with dyslexia. It details the efforts of parents around the country to advocate for their children to help them get the services they need. Further, the podcast critiques the overall state of reading instruction in the U.S., arguing that many teachers still employ inadequate “whole reading” instructional strategies, to the disadvantage of dyslexic students, in particular, who would benefit from instruction in phonemic awareness.
Topics/Themes: Disability/Ability Studies