AVKO is a
membership organization that focuses on the
development and production of materials and
especially techniques to teach reading and
handwriting (manuscript and cursive), and
keyboarding. AVKO is dedicated to the
everyone how to read and spell, regardless of
their mild to moderate learning disabilities,
dyslexia, poverty, or opportunity. Visit
The History of
AVKO for more information.
To Teach a Dyslexic Video Clips
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The AVKO Educational Research
Foundation, founded in 1974, has as its mission the
following, and is pursued by
AVKO's research endeavors:
- To determine what makes
the learning of reading and spelling so
difficult for some and so easy for others.
- To determine what it is
about our language that good readers learn
without being taught that poor readers don't.
- To determine whether or
not that which poor readers don't learn is ever
systematically taught and if it isn't, if it can
- To devise techniques and
materials to enable teachers (or parents) to
systematically teach poor readers and/or poor
spellers that which schools presently are not
- To widely disseminate its
discoveries of techniques and materials that
enable dyslexics to learn to read and to spell.
Services Offered by the AVKO Educational
Every AVKO member is eligible
for membership on the board. Those interested in
helping run the AVKO Foundation are asked to
Don McCabe is the Research
Director Emeritus of the AVKO Educational Research Foundation.
Read Don McCabe's
short biography, or read Don
To Teach a Dyslexic, in which he describes
what it was in his life that enabled him, a
dyslexic, to not only learn to read but to
to teach other dyslexics.
To Teach a Dyslexic is
membership with the AVKO
free daily tutoring,
tutors and teachers,
training for parents, and
inservices that can be customized to your
offers many free educational resources and
low-cost materials. For more information on what
the proceeds are used for, please see the
Download and share our flyer (PDF) explaining
the services that AVKO provides.
Board of Trustees of the AVKO Educational
Michael Riggs, Montrose, Michigan
President, Research Director
Birch Run, Michigan.
Linda Heck, Vice-President, Clio, Michigan.
- Michael Lane,
Treasurer, Clio, Michigan.
- Julie Guyette, West Melbourne, Florida
- Amy Messer, Flint,
- Sarah Stoddard, Westland, Michigan
- Lori Pruett, Landrum, South Carolina
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