Join us for an afternoon discussion on reading and multilingualism. Dr. Allison Peck, in interview with Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager Celeste Rhoads, will address how caregivers can help children strengthen reading skills at home, what to look for as red flags in reading development for children, how multilingualism plays into reading, what it might look like for beginning readers in multiple languages simultaneously, as well as what research-backed strategies and practices can be implemented at home to strengthen reading. The interview will be followed by an audience Q&A.
About Dr. Allison Peck: Dr. Allison Peck is currently the Chief Academic Officer at Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, Texas. She holds certifications as a Certified Academic Language Therapist-Qualified Instructor, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist for the state of Texas, and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist per the International Dyslexia Association. She is a special education, general education, and reading specialist teacher, with her experience being in the public school (middle school) and private school (elementary) realms for the last 18 years. She started her journey in the field of education after her oldest child was diagnosed with dyslexia. Allison has a BA in Political Science, an MLA in History, and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction. She completed her Ph.D. in Literacy at St. John’s University in New York.