Nancy Young Ed.D.
Based in British Columbia, Canada, Nancy Young is an educational consultant providing support for educators and families across North America and globally. Her current consulting and professional development focus is the provision of differentiated reading and writing instruction. This includes the particular needs of students who have dyslexia, ADHD, and are AIR (advanced in reading).
Nancy's formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education (giftedness focus), a Master of Education Degree in Special Education (dyslexia focus), and a Doctor of Education degree in (Ed.D. in Cognitive Diversity).
A passionate and long-time advocate for improving instruction for all children, Nancy has taught a wide range of learning needs and ages in schools, within community organizations, and in her own private teaching practice. Nancy is a certified teacher (British Columbia, Canada) and a member of the International Dyslexia Association, Scientific Studies of Reading, the National Association for Gifted Children, and the World Council for Gifted & Talented Children.
Nancy is the creator of The Ladder of Reading & Writing, an infographic visually representing the ease at which children learn to read and write and the instructional implications. Summarizing the varied and numerous factors that must be considered to best serve the full range of needs, whether learning to read and write is more challenging or skills are advanced, this infographic makes clear the need for differentiated instruction. (If you wish to use her Ladder of Reading & Writing infographic in a presentation, website, in training materials, etc., follow the permission request process as outlined in her Ladder of Reading & Writing link in the menu.)
Nancy is the author of Secret Code Actions™, a unique resource/tool she created to be woven into any reading/spelling program to ENHANCE instruction by weaving FUN skill-based movements into the learning process. The original edition (2016) no longer available. A revised edition may be out in 2024.