What role should reading specialists play? Many will continue to provide traditional remedial services, but there are indications that the consultant and staff development role is beginning to get more attention than it has in the past. This is good news for those reading specialists who have sought to work with teachers and administrators for more than a decade. It may even be better news for children and teachers because reading specialists are demonstrating that not only can they teach students with reading problems, they can also consult with teachers and administrators to improve reading instruction for all students.
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