Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Deirdre O’Toole: In My Classroom

Deirdre O’Toole from the Science of Reading Discussion for Irish Teachers joins Dr. Kathryn Garforth to show others how she teaches using practices aligned with the Science of Reading in her Junior Kindergarten classroom.

Other Resources:

The Right to Read Initiative & Repeated Readings

Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read

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

Deirdre O’Toole (Dee) is a Primary School Teacher in Ireland and is currently teaching Junior Infants (Kindergarten). She fell down the rabbit hole of Early Literacy Research a few years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Every day is a an opportunity to learn something new!

Dee runs ‘Playful Classroom’, which you can find on Instagram, Facebook and She is also the founder of the Facebook group ‘Science of Reading Discussion for Irish Teachers’. All are welcome to join!

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