American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Related Websites About Literacy

Alliance for Excellent Education—The Alliance for Excellent Education is a national policy and advocacy organization that works to make every child a high school graduate-to prepare them for college, work, and to be contributing members of society.

Carnegie Corporation-Advancing Literacy—Advancing Literacy, a relatively new subprogram of the Education Division, was created in 2003, after an extensive review that the way in which students are taught to read comprehend and write about subject matter has not kept pace with the demands of schooling. Advancing Literacy is dedicated to the task of advancing literacy by affecting policy, practice and research.

Center for Applied Linguistics—Improving communication through better understanding of language and culture.

Getting Ready to Read—a program from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) this website focuses on emergent literacy skills in children.

International Reading Association—dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading and encouraging the lifetime reading habit.

National Center for Family Literacy—creating a literate nation by leveraging the power of families.

National Forum on Information Literacy—dedicated to information literacy which is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.

Reading Rockets—aims to inform and inspire parents, teachers, childcare providers, administrators, and others who touch the life of a child by providing accurate, accessible information on how to teach kids to read and help those who struggle.

ASHA has partnered with Reading Rockets to provide resources especially chosen to support the professional efforts of SLPs and their vital role in building children's literacy. Also visit their new sister site: AdLit.org about adolescent literacy.

Washington Learning Systems—on-the-go literacy resources for home and community activities in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Somali and Russian.

 

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