A nonprofit group is training teachers in foundations of reading, helping teachers learn to help students struggling with dyslexia and other reading difficulties with training that is often too costly for school districts to provide.
Because of their children’s ability to overcome dyslexia with special systematic and multisensory instruction, Jeremy and Jennifer Rhett believed that sharing the system with teachers could help all students strengthen their reading skills.
Along with their friend, teacher Carla Stanford, the Rhetts started REAP – Reading is Essential for All People.
“With 32 percent of fourth graders in Georgia reading below the basic level it was clear that too many students were struggling,” said Jennifer. “We recognized that the best way to positively impact reading proficiency in public school students was through their strongest resource- their teachers.”
The nonprofit helps public school teachers by providing the professional development and training in reading foundations that is costly for schools. It is free and open to any metropolitan Atlanta public school teacher.