Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Right to Read Inquiry & an Irish Perspective

Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Dr. Jennifer O’Sullivan discussed the Right to Read Inquiry & an Irish Perspective.

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Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D.
Founder of Garforth Education and The Right To Read Initiative. 
Garforth Education provides online courses and professional development for educators. Garforth Education provides support to families of neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Garforth helps them understand the diagnosis and needs of their child.


Dr. Kathryn Garforth is passionate about every child's #RightToRead. As a dyslexic and the parent of a dyslexic she has a personal connection to the struggles students face. Her teacher training program did not provide the training to teach children like her how to read.  She's determined to spread awareness about best practices for teaching reading.


Twitter: @GarforthEduc

Dr. Jennifer O’Sullivan is a lecturer in literacy education in Marino Institute of Education.  She is a research fellow in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, and is past president of the Literacy Association of Ireland.  She is principal investigator on the Enterprise Ireland funded ALPACA project, which aims to develop a digital assessment tool to identify young children at risk for reading difficulties.  As a Fulbright scholar, Jennifer visited the Florida Center for Reading Research in Florida State University to collaborate and learn from world-renowned experts in the field of reading research. Jennifer’s particular interest and passion lies in the area of early reading development and the transfer of reading research to classroom practice.

Twitter handle – @osullijen

Instagram – @readwritejen

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