Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Right To Read Inquiry & Reading in the Brain

Join Dr. Carolyn Strpm a Clinical Assistant Professor from NYU and Dr. Kathryn Garforth as the speak about the #RightToRead and Reading in the Brain.

Resources mentioned in this talk:

  1. Longer readings:
  1. Resource for teaching printing to primary age children: Printing like a Pro
  2. Brief readings (5 min or less each)


  1. Optional:

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

Carolyn H. Strom, PhD

Carolyn is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Literacy at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Her work is focused on bridging the divide between scientific research and instructional practices. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, has a Master’s degree from USC in Reading Education and a PhD from NYU.


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