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About the Author

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Carol S. Fitzpatrick, M.S. Ed., has dealt with dyslexia from every angle: as a mother, as a classroom teacher, as a reading specialist, as an action researcher...and as a person with dyslexia herself. She knows the frustration and humiliation these wonderful people endure, and she has seen the confidence and joy many of them have experienced as they conquered their reading disability when they were taught with methods that worked for them.

Even though Carol was already a classroom teacher, when her oldest son started kindergarten, she was forced to go back to college to learn a structured literacy approach (Orton-Gillingham). For the next three years, she homeschooled her sons until they were both excellent readers. When she went back into teaching in the public schools, she took her new methods with her. She made simple accommodations and changes in routines that met the needs of her dyslexic students with amazing results. For two years in a row with different fourth-grade classes, her struggling readers, who were more than a year behind in reading level, made an average of 2 and 1/2 years' growth in reading on the end-of-the-year standardized testing. 

Carol is sharing these methods in her book, Crushing Dyslexia. They work with students of all ages and environments, whether in school or at home. 


After a year of work in preparation, we are going live! Crushing Dyslexia is ready to go!

Now we have for you:

  • Our new book and E-book--Crushing Dyslexia: The How-To Book of Effective Methods for Helping People with Dyslexia and Other Struggling Readers 
  • Our companions video series with 5 hours of demonstrations
  • Our 2-day hands-on workshop for teaching the methods that really work for people with dyslexia
  • Our Rainbow Cards Sets 1-9 with a complete set of hands-on manipulatives and games for practicing reading words to automaticity.
  • and or former book written specifically for classroom teachers, "Help, I Can't Read!" How to Respond to Struggling Readers in Your Classroom.
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Carol will be speaking three times at the Arizona Family for Home Education Convention this July:

  • Thursday, July 12th, 2018 -    Finding Your Child's Reading "Success Zone" and the Best Books
  • Friday, July 13th, 2018 - Breaking the "Sounds" Barrier: How to Teach Phonemic Awareness.
  • Saturday: July 14th, 2018 - Reading the BIG Words: How to Teach Decoding Multi-syllable Words

Our next 2-day Crushing Dyslexia Hands-on Workshop will be at the Tempe, Library in Arizona on Friday, November 9th from 1:30-4:30, and Saturday, November 10th from 9:30-4:30.

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