Core of Education Launches Part Two in Five-Part Series Titled “Educational Technology and Dyslexia: Using Tech to Eliminate Needless Suffering”

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Dr. Rod Berger sits down again with Dr. Michael Hart in the second part of 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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Dr. Hart provides the special education community with edtech resources for individuals looking to equip themselves with powerful tools.

Dr. Rod Berger, host of Core of Education and editor for chats again with Michael Hart, Ph.D. in the second of a five-part series about how technology has dramatically altered the ways students with dyslexia are treated. Dr. Berger and Dr. Hart discuss the “mapping” approach to education technology solutions and dive into voice recognition software, mobile versus laptop, text-to-voice tools and audio books as tools to assist dyslexic children.

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.

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 also profiles a young girl, named "Elizabeth", and illustrates the impact intervention and technology can have on a 6th grader reading at the 2nd grade level along with providing links to relevant resources.

“Dr. Hart provides the special education community with edtech resources for individuals looking to equip themselves with powerful tools.” said Dr. Berger. “It's inspiring to hear about the kids that this technology is helping on an individual and personal level.”

Both men chat about the foundations of language processing and the impact this knowledge can have on classroom instruction around the world.

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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