The University of Iowa

Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., Ed.Psy., M.Ed., Cert. Dys.

Recent Blog Posts

Teacher helping student reading book

The Role of Decodable Readers in Phonics Instruction

For beginning readers, these texts provide a focused and carefully planned opportunity to read words in sentences.
Mother and daughter using tablet for writing

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Dyslexia and Writing: How Can Caregivers Help?

Help overcome the writing frustrations of children with dyslexia by using a handful of approaches and incorporating assistive technology.
Teaching using Structured Literacy

An Explanation of Structured Literacy, and a Comparison to Balanced Literacy

An explicit or implicit approach to literacy learning? See why the former approach tends to work better for all learners.