Keynote: The Importance of Quality Early Literacy Instruction to Avoid Academic Failure

Barbara Steinberg

PDX Reading Specialist, LLC

9:00am-10:00am ET

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Research has shown that a child who fails to read adequately in 1st grade has a 90% probability of reading poorly in 4th grade. However, with evidence-based instruction in phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge, we can prevent academic failure for most students. During this keynote presentation, Barbara will EDUCATE and MOTIVATE early childhood educators, parents and caregivers to implement best practices in literacy instruction.

About the Presenter:

Barbara Steinberg has been educating, mentoring and inspiring students and educators for over 25 years, first as a classroom teacher and now as a dyslexia and educational consultant. She is the founder and owner of PDX Reading Specialist, an organization whose mission is to Inspire Individuals to Become CONFIDENT and CAPABLE learners through remediation, accommodation, and inspiration. Barbara is passionate about educating and supporting those who work with struggling learners, and when not working with students herself, shares her wealth of knowledge and years of experience with fellow educators, parents, and students themselves.