Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Board member of the International Dyslexia Association & Project Director of an NICHD-funded study of early reading instruction
Louisa C. Moats' Brief Bio:
Louisa C. Moats is a consultant to federal, state and local governments regarding reading education, and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on reading education. She has completed a number of long term consulting assignments including projects for Washington, D.C., and the Texas and California Reading Initiatives. The D.C. project included a large-scale longitudinal research study on primary classroom instruction. This project examined how to bring change to early reading instruction in major inner-city schools.
Dr. Moats received her B.A. from Wellesley College, her M.A. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and her Ed.D. from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has authored journal articles, book chapters, instructional materials, and workshop materials to support the California Reading Initiative, a major effort to reform early reading instruction. She is widely published in the fields of reading and spelling, and speaks around the country on these subjects. Dr. Moats also serves on the national board of the International Dyslexia Association.
- Dr. Moats has collaborated on two of her books with parent activist, Susan L. Hall. They have also established a web site to provide information to parents and teachers as well as suggestions for diagnosing dyslexia, including an informal inventory for diagnosing spelling patterns, which is a result of Dr. Moats' research: www.proactiveparent.com