Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
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Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

About the Host
Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald, star of The Breakfast Club, Townies, and host of this Launching Young Readers episode, grew up reading with her father, who is blind.

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
Becoming Bilingual
Roots of Reading Roots of Reading
Sounds and Symbols
Fluent Reading
Writing and Spelling
Reading for Meaning
Reading Rocks!
Empowering Parents
Becoming Bilingual
Reading and the Brain
Becoming Bilingual
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Reading Access
Helpful Articles
Toddling Toward Reading Toddling Toward Reading
Have you ever heard of "assumicide"?
Children reading

For generations, too many people assumed that children with disabilities couldn’t learn to read — so they never gave them a chance. Hosted by Molly Ringwald, "A Chance to Read" looks at the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success. In New Mexico, Minnesota, Georgia, and Texas, we’ll meet the amazing kids, parents, researchers, and teachers who are working to eliminate “assumicide” and give every child a chance to read.

This program is the newest episode of "Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers," WETA's award-winning series of innovative half-hour programs about how children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help.
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Oftentimes, the reaction is 'Oh, well, we won't expect him to do as much as everyone else.' I try to dispel that as quickly as possible. We've got to keel the expectations up there, and the child will rise." -Diane Briggs, Braille Teacher

Helpful Articles
Want to know more? These articles show how parents & teachers can help every child become a reader.
bullet Effects of Hearing Loss on Development
bullet Child-Based Risk Factors
bullet Gifted but Learning Disabled: A Puzzling Paradox

Related Links
For even more information, visit some of our favorite Web resources.
bullet National Cued Speech Association
bullet National Association of the Deaf
bullet National Federation of the Blind
bullet American Foundation for the Blind
bullet Williams Syndrome Association
bullet Council for Exceptional Children

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