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
, regardless of
their mild to moderate learning disabilities,
everyone how to read and spell dyslexia,
poverty, or opportunity.
Learn more about
the history of AVKO.
AVKO is carried by scores of stores around the
United States and other countries. View our
Directory of AVKO Retailers to see a list of
some of the stores that carry AVKO materials to find
out where you can buy our materials locally.
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.
Learn more about Don McCabe by
reading his autobiography,
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.
with the AVKO
Foundation. To Teach a Dyslexic is
To Teach a Dyslexic Video Clips
the rest of the AVKO Videos
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.
AVKO's Research Findings.
Services Offered by the AVKO Educational
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the services that AVKO provides
Board of Trustees of the AVKO Educational
President, Research Director
Birch Run, Michigan.
Linda Heck, Vice-President, Clio, Michigan.
Treasurer, Clio, Michigan.
Julie Guyette, West Melbourne, Florida
Amy Messer, Flint,
Michigan Sarah Stoddard, Westland, Michigan
Lori Pruett, Landrum, South Carolina
Michael Riggs, Montrose, Michigan
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