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Speech, Language, and Hearing

Before children learn to read, they learn the sounds of language by listening and speaking. These skills provide the foundation for later literacy. Many students who struggle with reading have language-based difficulties including spoken language.

 

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Molly Ringwald

Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.

Annette Bening

Explore how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words.

Al Roker

Learn the warning signs for a child who may have difficulties with reading and why early intervention is so important.

"Writing is thinking on paper. " — William Zinsser