#Interviews

Meet The Instructors: Corey Cramb

Corey Cramb has been an instructor at the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education for the last five years, using his expertise in English Language Learners and experience in the classroom to help empower educators across the country. As part of our…
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Beth McGaw, Mom And President Of The Learning Disabilities Association Of America’s Board Of Directors, Talks With The IMSE Journal

Beth McGaw is the newest President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Board of Directors — but her journey to empower educators, parents and students to better support students with learning and attention differences began long ago while working…
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5 Things We Learned From Understood.Org Education Expert Bob Cunningham

Bob Cunningham is the advisor-in-residence on learning and attention issues for Understood.org — an organization and online resource for parents and educators — and serves as the head of the Robert Louis Stevenson School, is a member of Purnell School’s…
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As Michigan Grapples With Literacy Rates, This Detroit School Tries Something New

Just ten minutes from downtown Detroit is The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, a K-8 neighborhood charter school designed to engage the diverse population of students it serves. Along with the rest of Michigan schools, Boggs is preparing to…
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Meet The Instructors: Jean Rishel

For nearly eight years, Lead Instructor Jean Rishel has helped guide countless educators through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education’s Orton-Gillingham courses, a decision that ended up being “one of the best” moves of her career, she said. As part of…
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From The Archives: 5 Must-Read IMSE Journal Articles

While many of the fundamentals of reading and learning have remained the same over the decades, increased implementation of various technologies and new research has brought fresh perspectives and information. In honor of March is Reading Month, the Journal took…
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After 35 Years Of Teaching In Orlando, Speech Pathologist Says IMSE Certification Was ‘The Missing Piece’

For over three decades, Susan Evans has dedicated her life to children’s education. A Speech Language Pathologist, mentor, trainer and teacher in Orlando’s Orange County Public Schools system, Evans not only provides specialized instruction during the day, she also provides…
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In Flint, Baltimore And Dallas, NFL Star Brandon Carr Is Tackling Literacy

When Baltimore Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr isn’t intercepting passes and dominating plays, you might find him acting as “Principal for a Day” at one of his hometown elementary schools. That’s because in 2012 the NFL star founded the Carr Cares…
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It’s Time To Break ‘Stigma’ Around Literacy, A Basic ‘Civil Right,’ Barbara Bush Foundation Says

At the age of 92, former First Lady Barbara Bush has seen many things change throughout her life, but one thing has remained the same: her family’s commitment to literacy and education for all Americans. For nearly three decades, the Barbara…
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A Year In Review: 13 IMSE OG Stories That Made 2017 Extra Special

The holidays are a time of reflection and gratitude, and we here at the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education sure have a lot to be thankful for. Each year we partner with schools to bring IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham training to thousands of…
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Over 500 Loudoun Co. Teachers Ready To Tackle Dyslexia With New IMSE Training

When educators in Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools system began realizing core instruction alone wasn’t meeting the reading needs of its dyslexic students, the district knew it needed a change, said Jennifer Sassano, the supervisor of instructional facilitators for specialized…
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From Struggling With Dyslexia To Working For NASA, This Engineer Helped Pave The Way For Others

As a boy struggling with dyslexia, it was hard for Lawrence Schneider to imagine life past the third grade. Little did he know, by his twenties he would be thrust into the height of the space race as a research…
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5 Things We Learned About The Dyslexic Brain From An MIT Neuroscientist

Dr. John Gabrieli is a professor and expert neuroscientist in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. For over 20 years, Gabrieli has dedicated his work to learning about the science behind “how the…
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Q&A with Catherine Gregory, President of the IDA’s Virginia Branch

For the last two years, Catherine Gregory has been president of the International Dyslexia Association’s Virginia Branch. The Journal recently talked to Catherine about IDA’s work in her state, the coming changes of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the…
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Q&A with Vera Blau-McCandliss of Square Panda

Vera Blau-McCandliss is a cognitive scientist with a strong interest in education. It was this drive that led her to take IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham training during her post-doctoral work. Now, Vera is using all of that experience working with a new…
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Q&A with Dr. Rob Glass, Michigan’s 2017 Superintendent of the Year

In late December, Dr. Rob Glass, the superintendent of Michigan’s Bloomfield Hills Schools, was awarded with the state’s top prize for school administrators. The Journal recently caught up with Dr. Glass to learn more about his experiences and insights as…
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Q&A with Author and Educator Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson is a veteran educator, speaker and the author of several books about teaching writing in a fun, productive way. The IMSE Journal recently caught up with Jeff, coinciding with the release of his second children’s fiction book “Just…
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Video Q&A with Elisheva Schwartz, creator of The Dyslexia Quest podcast

Elisheva Schwartz is the host and creator of The Dyslexia Quest podcast, a dynamic collection of interviews with writers, researchers and innovative thinkers working to understand how our brains—and most importantly different types of brains with a wide variety of strengths and…
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Q&A With Deborah Lynam, Parent Member of Decoding Dyslexia-New Jersey

The IMSE Journal talks to Deborah Lynam, a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia. Deborah is also the Director of Partnerships & Engagement at the AIM Institute of Learning & Research in Pennsylvania.
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Q&A With Dr. Louisa Moats

The IMSE Journal talks to Dr. Louisa Moats, founder of LETRS and co-author of ‘Straight Talk About Reading,’ and ‘Parenting a Struggling Reader.’
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Q&A with Dr. Marcia Henry

The IMSE Journal talks to one of the country’s leading experts on reading instruction and dyslexia, Dr. Marcia Henry.
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Profiles in Teaching: Janet and Wayne

It was Christmas of 2010 when Wayne Dennis approached Janet King during a break in their church choir meeting. “I saw that she was grading school papers, so I asked her what she taught,” Wayne remembers.
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Q&A With Douglas Harper: Creator of the Online Etymology Dictionary

Douglas Harper started The Online Etymology Dictionary fourteen years ago when his interest in/obsession with the English language led him down an ongoing path of painstaking research and exhilarating discovery.
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Q&A With Sam Barclay Creator of “I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic”

After years of training in school to work with his dyslexia, UK-­based graphic artist Sam Barclay began to ponder one question: did other people really understand what it was like to be dyslexic? Using his formidable design skills, he created…
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Q&A With Luis Macias Director of ‘Embracing Dyslexia’

When Luis Macias’ son Alejandro was in first grade, he began to experience difficulties in reading. He repeated first grade, but over several months, the problems only grew worse, leaving both Luis and his son anxious and frustrated. Luis’ mother…
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