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The Science of Reading Trauma

NPR’s This American Life listens in as a student is assaulted by literacy instruction

A child collapses after wasting his time trying to read using phonics.
How much time did I just lose? (iStock)

Ira Glass: “But he has dyslexia. So reading an unfamiliar word, he has to decode it.”
Cassidy: “If it’s a big word that I’ve never seen before, like that word — I don’t know what that says.”
Ira Glass: “OK, let’s walk through that one.”
Cassidy: “Wait, deh, E. Deh, whip…

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Ira David Socol

Ira David Socol

Author, Dreamer, Educator: A life in service - NYPD, EMS, disabilities/UDL specialist, tech and innovation leader for education. Co-author of Timeless Learning