Richard Slipped Through My Fingers | phdilettante

I became a high school speech pathologist after earning a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. I noticed students on my caseload who couldn’t read very well. One student in particular named Richard, a freshman, was unable to read anything at all. I so wish I could share with him what I know now. I did the best my twenty-something-year-old self could, but it’s safe to say I couldn’t and didn’t help him learn the one thing he really needed to be able to do: read.

When I was in school, SLP’s didn’t learn a whole lot about orthography. We learned many things, but not much about how…

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