Reading is at the center of much research and legislation. Our research aims to provide small group interventions, called Literacy Pods, to assist students in developing their reading skills. Focused on intervention that utilizes the science of teaching reading, as well as evidence-based practices, our interventions have shown increases in students’ knowledge of phonemes, graphemes, and basic decoding. Further, our reading interventions partner with local school districts to provide summer-based and ongoing reading support.


In addition to providing focused reading intervention, we provide training to teachers. In an effort to meet recent legislation, we offer teachers with ongoing professional development focused on dyslexia and training to support teachers in learning evidence-based reading strategies.

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Current Projects

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Every Child Ready to Learn Project

Our Every Child Ready to Learn project provides ongoing support to early care providers in Idaho who serve young children from low income backgrounds. Together, training specialists from LPLC work with early care providers to ensure that all children have access to high quality early learning experiences.

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LPLC Literacy Pods

LPLC delivers additional academic services to students who face obstacles to learning in whole group settings via our Lee Pesky Literacy Pods. The Literacy Pods program began in 2020, as a result of school closures due to the pandemic. Currently, the Literacy Pods program provides summer intensive literacy intervention for English learners and academic year after-school literacy intervention.

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At LPLC, we are committed to creating resources in multiple languages, include a Spanish book entitled Teach Your Child to Read. Our resources, trainings, community events, and instruction are provided in multiple languages to meet the needs of all learners.