Reading Horizons

Dr. Joseph Torgesen Presents: “Teaching All Students to Read: Is It Really Possible?”

Press Release   •   Sep 14, 2010 11:58 EDT

Dr. Joseph Torgesen, Director Emeritus of the Florida Center for Reading Research, is presenting an upcoming webinar for Reading Horizons titled: “Teaching All Students to Read: Is It Really Possible?” The webinar will be held November 10, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. MST.

Dr. Torgesen has studied reading development, reading disabilities, and reading intervention for over 30 years. Through his research on reading development, Dr. Torgesen has concluded that “the most serious challenge to overcome in the quest to teach all students to read well by the end of third grade is diversity among students in their talent and preparation for learning to read.” Because of this belief, Dr. Torgesen will focus his presentation on teaching strategies that help teachers teach reading to all students despite the large diversity in student skills.

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About Dr. Joseph Torgesen

Dr. Joseph Torgesen is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and Education, Emeritus, at Florida State University. He is also the Director Emeritus of the Florida Center for Reading Research. Torgesen has been conducting research with children who have learning problems for over 30 years and is the author of approximately 190 articles, book chapters, books, and tests related to reading and learning disabilities. His research interests have included reading development, reading disabilities and intervention, and assessment. Torgesen is a past member of the National Board of Education Sciences, and was given the Orton Award from the International Dyslexia Association in 2006 for his contributions to the science of reading and dyslexia.

About Reading Horizons

The Reading Horizons program is based on the Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself method. This method uses multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction and appeals to students’ individual learning styles—visual, auditory, tactile, or kinesthetic. Through the use of computer software and/or direct instruction, logical sequencing, and multi-sensory techniques, it accomplishes the primary goal of phonics instruction: learning to decode and recognize words rapidly and automatically.

Reading Horizons software programs, along with their corresponding direct-instruction materials, have taught reading strategies to hundreds of thousands of adults, youth, and children. For over 26 years, Reading Horizons has proven to be - The Foundation for Reading English!