Dr. Joseph Lockavitch
Founder of Failure Free Reading
Dr. Joseph F. Lockavitch, a former classroom teacher, school psychologist, university professor, special education director and applied researcher, is the author and developer of: The Failure Free Reading Program, Don't Close the Book on Your Not-Yet Readers, Joseph’s Readers Talking Software for Non-Readers, Verbal Master-An Accelerated Vocabulary Program, The Test of Lateral Awareness and Directionality, The Failure Free Reading Methodology: New Hope For Non-Readers, and Faster, Higher and More! 44 Proven Ways to Dramatically Improve the Vocabulary, Fluency and Reading Comprehension of "Chronically Failing" Students.
Dr. Lockavitch is also the author of numerous published research articles. His most recent work can be found in the Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Special Services in the Schools, The Journal of At-Risk Issues, and The Florida Reading Quarterly.
Neuroscientists at MIT and Carnegie-Mellon University showed dramatic first time evidence of actual brain rewiring in the brains of poor readers that used Dr. Lockavitch's Failure Free Reading Program. The study, involving one-year follow-up brain scans, showed dramatic visual evidence that Failure Free Reading’s 100 hour reading intervention actually rebuilt white cortical matter in the under performing brain areas of poor readers, bringing them back to the normal range.
A noted speaker who is listed in Outstanding Teachers in Exceptional Education, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Dr. Lockavitch has spent the past thirty years training ten of thousands of teachers, parents and administrators across the nation on how to meet the unique needs of America’s non-readers.
Featured on the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and mentioned on national radio shows such as: Tom Joyner, Dr. Laura, Mike Gallegher and Michael Medvid, Dr. Lockavitch holds a Doctorate of Education from Boston University and a Master of Science in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Lockavitch is currently the President of Failure Free Reading - an educational publishing and software development firm housed outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Failure Free Reading has been used by thousands of teachers to serve hundreds of thousands of students in schools across the nation. A national speaker, author, and expert in his field Dr. Lockavitch continues to train and develop educators to meet the unique needs of students caught in the bottom 0-15%.