“What really attracted me to your project was its originality and breadth.  I really like that you have assembled such a diverse group of experts in a variety of areas pertaining to reading. What I think is really important for the public to understand is the magnitude of the numbers of individuals (not just dyslexics) who struggle to learn to read, and the impact this has both on the individuals affected, as well as on society.”  Dr.Paula TallalChair of Neuroscience, Rutgers University

“Like most scholars, until awakened by the “Children of the Code” project, I took reading as much for granted as eating and drinking. Very few of us have paid sufficient attention to the specific emotions triggered in children as they begin to read. “Children of the Code” merits the serious attention of anyone interested in emotional health of children or the future of America.” –   Donald L. Nathanson, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College, Author: Shame and Pride and Knowing Feeling

“This project is very impressive. I think it’s wonderful and I think it’s going to be great because you’re hitting it from so many different angles.” – Dr. Sylvia Richardson, Past-President, International Dyslexia Association

Including clips from interviews* with:

Russ Whitehurst
Asst. Secretary, U.S. Dept of Education and Director, Institute of Education Sciences

Reid Lyon
ExBranch Chief, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Louisa Moats
Reading Scientist, Sopris West Author – Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

Paula Tallal
Chair of Neuroscience Rutgers, Co-Founder,  Scientific Learning Inc.  

Nancy Hennessy|
President, International Dyslexia Association

Sharon Darling
President, National Center for Family Literacy

Mariyln Jager Adams
Senior ScientistSoliloquy Learning

Thomas Cable
Professor of English, Co-Author – A History of the English Language

Edward Kame’enui
Commissioner for Special Education Research, U.S. Department of Education; Director, Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement (IDEA), University of Oregon

 Richard Venezky
Author – The American Way of
Spelling:
The Structure and Origins of American English Orthography –  Unidel Professor of Educational Studies and professor of Computer, Information Sciences, and Linguistics at the University of Delaware.

Donald L. Nathanson
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human
Behavior at Jefferson Medical College,
Author –  Shame and Pride and Knowing Feeling

John H. Fisher
Medieval Language Historian, Author – The Emergence of Standard English

Sarah Greene
Executive Director,  National Head Start Association

and many others…

Tim Shanahan
Chair, National Early Literacy Panel Member
of National Reading Panel 

Chris Doherty
Director Reading 1st,  U.S. Dept of Ed.

James Wendorf
Executive Director, National Center for Learning
Disabilities


Richard Allington
Reading Researcher; President,  International Reading
Association

Terrence Deacon
Cognitive Anthropologist, Author
– The Symbolic Species:
The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain

Robert Wedgeworth|
President,  ProLiteracy

Robert Sweet
Professional Staff, U.S. House of
Representatives – Co-Founder, National Right
to Read Foundation

Peter E. Leone
Director, National Center on
Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justic

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If you are interested in doing a story on the project, additional media support resources can be found at: https://www.childrenofthecode.org/library/mediaresources.htm

* Note about interviews: Participation in a Children of the Code interview does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the Children of the Code project or documentary by the interviewee. Conversely, publishing an interview does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the views of the interviewee, other than as stated in the actual interview, by the Children of the Code project or documentary.