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August 2, 2023 50 mins

Yaacov Petscher, PhD, joins the READ Podcast to discuss whole child approaches to reading and child development, seeking to explore, “what works for whom under what conditions?” Dr. Petscher explains the role of research in testing ecological models and specific factors that may inform why children vary in their reading and language development. He specifically refers to his current work in understanding trauma and reading development, citing his Reach Every Reader study with Dr. Hugh Catts. Dr. Petscher and Danielle engage in a discussion on the benefits of translational science, offering insights for educators and families to apply in school and community contexts.

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