Welcome to True Literacy
True Literacy is the leading destination for up-to-date information, knowledge, and solutions to improve literacy teaching and learning. Built upon the work of Dr. Michael Hart, a world-renowned expert and passionate advocate, the focus is on literacy skill-building, understanding learning differences, and the neuroscience of learning, True Literacy is a comprehensive source for ideas, research, and products from trusted solution providers, to address the needs presented by dyslexia and contribute to overall improvements in literacy.
True Literacy aims to align the science of reading with practical approaches to literacy instruction to ensure that educators and parents have the resources and training necessary to deliver timely, research-based interventions that address the needs of students with dyslexia and other learning differences.
Meet Dr. Michael Hart
Michael Hart, Ph.D has more than 25 years of experience as an international literacy expert, entrepreneur, and consultant. Dr. Hart’s unique background provides him with the authority and expertise to challenge the status quo of global literacy initiatives and lead the charge in providing new solutions.
After completing a Ph.D. in Psychology, Dr. Hart began his career as a child psychologist, practicing in diverse psychiatric treatment settings that included working with primary and secondary school students. As his career progressed, he developed an expertise in learning challenges and attention issues. In fact, his passion for understanding neurologically-based processing problems drove him to further his research under the mentorship of top psychologists at renowned institutions, including Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Dr. Hart went on to receive a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Dr. Hart’s work is used by some of the leading international organizations focused on moving the needle in society’s understanding of learning differences. Some of his most notable achievements include:
Recent co-chair of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) advisory committee, which oversees a large-scale literacy development project across India.
Literacy Expert for Understood.org, one of the largest global repositories of information on learning and attention issues.
Founding board member of TEDxNashville and chair of speaker selection committee for over four years.
Dr. Hart’s mission is to help individuals and their support systems develop a clear path to move beyond their diagnosis, empowering struggling learners and their communities with the language and understanding to develop proper treatment plans and select interventions to help those affected lead more fulfilling and successful lives. Today, a key part of this mission is to educate communities around the world about the latest changes and possibilities in literacy development research, tools, and products.