Reading normally is the gateway to everything. However, it wasn’t so for Sammy, an African American male, who struggled in public school and was socially promoted until graduation. It wasn’t until he began working at a learning disability private school that he finally was diagnosed as dyslexic. In Why Sammy Still Can’t Read, the McClures shed light on how people who learn differently and those who live or work with them can turn adversity into victory and problems into opportunities, learning how to create winners even in losing situations.
Why Sammy Still Can’t Read provides various low-cost design and service delivery models for enabling any school or organization to develop a service model to foster reading as part of the culture of their school or organization. Utilizing this book, you will be able to create a culture of reading. The service delivery models provide examples of appropriate programs for a beginning reader, a struggling reader, or one who has been diagnosed with dyslexia or another learning disability. ‘ll learn how to create a service delivery method and an action plan to radically address reading for a whole school, a small group, or an after-school program for any public, charter, or private school. By employing research-based reading programs, teachers recognize the nature of dyslexia and the related language-learning disabilities and their roles in multisensory language instruction.
Written to increase the awareness that learning disabilities and ADHD exist, Why Sammy Still Can’t Read aids in to raising money to train 1,000 teachers to become Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALTs) or License Dyslexic Therapists (LDTs) in the next five years.