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“Worldwide, the number of people who can’t read a single word is around 1 billion people.”  —  This is one of the coolest interviews I’ve ever done.  Co-founder Dr. Stephanie Gottwald talks with us about her team’s vision to leverage mobile apps to teach reading in every corner of the world.  They are poised to

Covid 19 Symptoms in Children and Home Management

Dr Radha Rajpal M.D, is a Consultant Pediatrician and Developmental specialist at Fortis Memorial research institute, Gurugram talking about Covid 19 Symptoms in Children and Home Management. Isolation and monitoring of the child is best thing you can do to give them the best care. This consists of monitoring their fever, their oxygen saturation, and

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Unlocking The Future For Our Indian Children: Embracing Ed Tech

Education has remained broadly the same for hundreds of years. Technology is changing that. Quickly.   And Indian parents and teachers are at the forefront of adopting Ed Tech tools to further support our children.   According to a recent article in the Indian Express, 95% of Indian parents were the most likely of any culture

Learning Disabilities

From Dr. Hart:  While there are many texts out there that discuss learning disabilities, this one does what few others do – gives real examples, concrete explanations, and better ways to plan for the future. From intervention steps at every educational level, to how to best address learning disabilities, it takes a complex subject, and

This School Year Will Be Messy. That’s OK.

This is an extraordinary article to read and share in light of our experience with the pandemic. I feel so strongly that we assume social and emotional curriculum works like magic.  Not so…particularly when so many of us are stressed to the max right now.  This year it is about LISTENING and being comfortable with

True Literacy Partner Spotlight: Dr. Anupma Sethi

Please allow me to introduce you to our new partner for True Literacy.  Dr. Anupma Sethi is a very skilled clinician who will be guest posting for our blog as well as creating modules that will provide specific techniques and strategies for parents and teachers to work with our children at home and at school. 

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The Forward-Looking Growth of Education in India

On July 9, 2020 , Dr. Michael Hart and Devishobha Chandramouli, founder and CEO of Kidskintha, sat down with Dr. Rod Berger for a conversation about how the worldview on education is changing, and specifically how it affects India. Hart and Chandramouli discuss a variety of topics including the availability of resources, affordability, the digital

Education Adjustments During COVID-19 and Solutions for Lost Time

In this installment of the True Literacy video column, Dr. Michael Hart shares his thoughts on the limitations of online learning platforms during this unprecedented pandemic and the path ahead to address lost learning. He points to statistics out of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta emphasizing nearly 25% failure of student logins and a consistent lack of computer

The NSA and Dyslexia: A Love Story

Soon after relocating my learning disabilities (mostly dyslexia) diagnostic practice to Annapolis, Maryland I encountered a bit of a mystery during my family interviews. Fortunately it turned out to be a lovely mystery. In the mid to late 1990’s I had a thriving practice evaluating and diagnosing a wide range of learning issues for kids