Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

What the Right to Read Inquiry Looks Like in Practice

Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Dr. George Georgiou from University of Alberta, discussed What the Right to Read Inquiry Looks Like in Practice.

The Right To Read Inquiry Recommendations

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. George Georgiou is a full professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta and the director of the Reading Research Laboratory. In the last two years he has been seconded to Alberta Education to oversee the development and implementation of the new ELAL draft curriculum. He has received numerous awards for his research including the Killam professorship, the McCalla Professorship and the Alberta Teachers’ Association Educational Research Award. Because of excellence in research, in 2018, he was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.

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