Listen, call in, and discuss all things reading!
Join author, father, former special education director, school psychologist, university professor, and applied researcher Dr. Joe Lockavitch every Friday to discover the keys to reading success!
Parents, educators, and anyone struggling with learning and/or improving their overall reading skills, this is the show for you.
Join Dr. Lockavitch and his guest as he discusses current topics in the education field and shares his knowledge and experiences from over thirty years in the education industry! Dr. Lockavitch helps listeners navigate the waters of the education system as they try to help themselves and/or their loved ones truly master the ability to read and finally succeed.
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Did you know?
8 Million students in grades 4-12 cannot comprehend grade level reading material.
3 Thousand students drop out of school each day.
40 Percent of African-American and Latino students will not graduate on time or with a regular high school diploma.
25 Times the likelihood that non-readers and high school students testing below the twentieth percentile will drop out of school.
Reading failure in our schools is a major issue. There are over 24 million functional illiterates in our society and growing. Every 26 seconds another student drops out of school. Students who can't read are slipping through the cracks right before our eyes. Every day these students are being labeled and put into "special" programs. The gap between failing and succeeding students continues to grow daily. Often, failing students begin acting out in class. Many are prescribed behavior modifying drugs and assigned life long labels such as: ADD, Dyslexic, Learning Disabled or Autistic.
Based on his experiences as a former college professor, school psychologist, special education director, applied researcher, classroom teacher, and author Dr. Joe Lockavitch is eager to discuss the current state of reading with his listeners. Dr. Joe has been in the trenches with non-readers, their families, and their teachers for over thirty years. Also, Dr. Joe has spent over 30 years researching and developing new reading approaches targeting non-readers of all ages. His fast-acting, highly-structured approaches are being used daily with thousands of students of all ages and classification across the nation.
The Reading Show with Dr. Joe is a "must hear" for parents, teachers, administrators and anyone else seeking the real and often surprising truth about the state of teaching reading. This program gives hope and answers to those seeking both the treatment and prevention of this incredibly curable condition.
About Dr. Joe
Dr. Joe Lockavitch has seen it all. Throughout his career, he has given reading demonstrations in places that have ranged from the heart of the Mississippi Delta, inner city schools in Detroit and Chicago, maximum-security prisons in South Carolina, and after school programs in Los Angeles, California. He will only do a demonstration under one condition and make only one claim, "I'll only work with your worst students. If you don't see immediate improvement in their reading ability within 30 minutes, I'll walk out the door"
He hasn't walked out yet...
Now, thanks to The Reading Show with Dr. Joe, you can find out why Dr. Joe hasn't walked yet, and even better, ask him yourself!
Dr. Joe Lockavitch, a former classroom teacher, school psychologist, university professor, special education director and applied researcher, is the author and developer of: The Failure Free Reading Program, Don't Close the Book on Your Not-Yet Readers, Joseph's Readers Talking Software for Non Readers, Verbal Master-An Accelerated Vocabulary Program, and The Test of Lateral Awareness and Directionality.
Dr. Joe is also the author of numerous published research articles. His most recent can be found in the Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Special Services in the Schools, The Journal of At-Risk Issues and The Florida Reading Quarterly.
A noted speaker who is listed in Outstanding Teachers in Exceptional Education, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Dr. Joe has spent the past thirty years training ten of thousands of teachers, parents and administrators across the nation on how to meet the unique needs of students with .
Featured on the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and frequently mentioned on national radio shows such as: Tom Joyner, Dr. Laura, Mike Gallegher and Michael Medvid, Dr. Lockavitch holds a Doctorate of Education from Boston University and a Master of Science in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.
He is currently the President of Failure Free Reading - an educational publishing and software development firm housed outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Failure Free Reading has been used by thousands of teachers to serve hundreds of thousand of students in schools across the nation.
In addition, Failure Free Reading in one of the nation's most approved Supplemental Educational Service providers - directly serving over ten thousand students and clocking close to three hundred thousand tutoring hours.