Core of Education Prepares to Launch First of Five-Part Series Titled "Educational Technology and Dyslexia: Using Tech to Eliminate Needless Suffering"

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Dr. Rod Berger sits down with Dr. Michael Hart in a new series to discuss special education and the role that technology can and has played in improving learning and performance.

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Educational Technology has sparked a very specific revolution in the treatment of students with dyslexia

Dr. Rod Berger, host of Core of Education and editor for will interview Michael Hart, Ph.D. in the first of a five-part series about how technology has dramatically altered the ways students with dyslexia are treated. Dr. Berger and Dr. Hart will dive into what criteria should guide us when choosing educational technology for students of all ages with these language-based learning problems (i.e., dyslexia).

Dr. Michael Hart, the Principal and Owner of, has special expertise in dyslexia and attention deficit disorders. After 25 years of practice, he now provides online services including consultations, courses and webinars. He blogs regularly and writes for several publications.

In this interview, Dr. Hart cuts to the core of issues facing the one in five students who suffer from some degree of difficulty with developing adequate skills in reading, writing and spelling. He covers the research that clearly shows the difficulty with acquiring reading, writing, and spelling skills is tied to underlying weaknesses in language processing. Finally he chats about how to use that knowledge as a base to make educational technology choices which can be mapped to what we know about cognitive functioning--or how the brain is “wired.”

“Educational Technology has sparked a very specific revolution in the treatment of students with dyslexia.” says Dr. Michael Hart. “Frankly, it goes beyond using technology as a core component to education reform.”

Both men speak to how teachers now have direct access to 40 years of proper remediation research, specific to language-based learning issues (dyslexia). Finally, they discuss the ways technology provides powerful tools for students to leverage their cognitive strengths and bypass their weaknesses in school.

To find out more about Dr. Hart and his work with Special Education, visit him on twitter here.
About Core of Education
The Core of Education is an op-ed blog and podcast interview series hosted by Rod Berger, PsyD, and underwritten by RANDA Solutions. The Core focuses on vital issues to educators and policy-makers, as Dr. Berger interviews key education thought-leaders from across the nation and around the world. Core podcasts work to provide a platform for open, honest discussion and debate on education challenges and triumphs. Berger, interviews international policy makers, ed entrepreneurs, state commissioners, district admins, and teachers and strives to insure everyone involved has a platform to learn, and that’s what’s at the "core of education."

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