When children struggle with reading, they're not the only ones who feel frustrated and alone. Parents suffer, too, wondering what they can do and where they can turn for help. Host Al Roker, of NBC's "The Today Show," tells stories of children from Portland, Oregon, Huntingtown, Maryland, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, as their parents work to find what their kids need to learn how to read. "Empowering Parents" will help moms and dads everywhere catch reading problems early on, find the right kind of support, and identify good reading instruction.
"Empowering Parents" is the sixth episode of the award-winning PBS series "Launching Young Readers."
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Executive producer: Noel Gunther; Producer/writer: Christian Lindstrom; Co-producer: Keisha Dyson
Reading Rockets is an ongoing multimedia project of public broadcaster WETA Washington, D.C. The project looks at how young children learn to read, why so many kids struggle and what can be done about it.