Why has our
educational system failed to teach
over 20% of our children to learn to read
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Meet Don McCabe the only
expert on dyslexia who is a dyslexic himself and who will give straight answers
and not excuses.
Money is not part of the equation!
You can watch Don McCabe teach a dyslexic in his first lesson
to instantly read the word “malicious” the first time he writes it down.
- Who are the absolutely
worst instructors in our universities? They are the instructors in the colleges of education.
Reason? Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t handle the
heat in the classroom, get their PhD’s and teach teachers. Sad, but true.
- Lies told as
absolute truths that create problems for kids, lies such as our language goes
left to right, that kids are supposed to learn to read in the first two grades
and then from grades three on up they read to learn.
See: Reading by grade 3.
- Who are the most discriminated against minority in adult education classes
throughout the U.S. ? We have everything from dog obedience classes to
cake decorating, but we don’t have classes for parents who want to learn how
to help their kids at home. But no, the schools flat out refuse to help
that minority, that minority that just want to learn how to help their kids at
home when they're having problems learning to read and/or spell. By the
way, homeschoolers receive all kinds of free help from AVKO. For years,
AVKO has offered FREE lesson plans to school for such a course, but schools
continue to refuse to offer help to parents.
- Our U.S.
Department of Education has failed to fund any adequate study of spelling since
1954. No adequate baseline exists today. See
AVKO’s challenge to researchers: Project Spelling
should be (but are not) taught to read and write upside down with both left and
- Read the classic
definitions of dyslexia translated into plain English.
Who is Don
McCabe? The Research Director of the non-profit AVKO Educational Research
Foundation founded in 1974, Author of over 40 books in the area of
spelling, reading, and handwriting, including
The Patterns of English
Spelling, the only source book (10 volumes!) ever written in which a
teacher, writer, or researcher can find all the words in English (American or
British) that share the same phonic patterns such as the ci = /sh/ as in social,
crucial, and suspicion.
Review:...”[To Teach a Dyslexic] is more than an
autobiography of a
distinguished educator. It’s a blueprint long overdue that school systems can
use to teach reading and writing.” – Carl Smith, Ph.D., Director Family Literacy
Review of Sequential Spelling.
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