Chit Chat with Nancy Young B.A, M.Ed

Join Carla and Nancy as they discuss the UPDATED Ladder of Reading & Writing, and the key differences that have now been included.

Nancy Young Bio:

Nancy Young is an experienced educator and speaker with extensive knowledge of evidence-based approaches to teaching reading, spelling and writing for both the general classroom and intervention programs.

Based in British Columbia, Canada, Nancy provides consulting services to schools and individual families across Canada and globally. This includes teacher professional development and coaching, reading/spelling/writing program evaluation and development, assessment (Level B), and IEP planning. Her speaking engagements cover a wide range of audiences, including parents, teachers, administrators, and businesses, and are delivered in-person and online to global audiences.

Nancy’s areas of specialty include dyslexia, giftedness, and ADHD. Her extensive training includes a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education (giftedness focus) and a Master of Education Degree in Special Education (dyslexia focus). She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education degree, studying the needs of twice-exceptional (2e) students who are gifted and have dyslexia. Nancy is a certified teacher (British Columbia, Canada) and a certified Structured Literacy Teacher (Center for Effective Reading Instruction, US). She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association, The Reading League, Scientific Studies of Reading, the National Association for Gifted Children, and the World Council for Gifted & Talented Children.

Nancy is the author of Secret Code Actions™: A Resource to Support Learning to Read and Spell the English Language. A "dictionary for the code" which includes snapshots of the instructional essentials most children need to learn the code, this unique tool presents ways to teach and practice reading and spelling skills using fun and creative physical movement. Written to support both teachers (Teacher Edition, August 2016) and parents (Parent Edition, March 2017), this resource can be used alongside any reading/spelling instruction or practice to improve skills while having fun – and moving!

Nancy is also the author of the Ladder of Reading and Writing, an infographic showing the ease at which children learn to read irrespective of IQ.


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