Review of Helping your child overcome reading challenges


  • Hiawatha Smith University of Wisconsin - River Falls


Author Biography

Hiawatha Smith, University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Hiawatha Smith, PhD, is an assistant professor of literacy education at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Smith’s scholarly activities include research, publications and presentations crossing multiple areas of literacy (and teacher education), including pre-service teachers in practicum experiences, reading motivation, nonproficient readers, developmental word study instruction, and diverse perspectives in children’s and adolescent literature. 


Buly, M. R., & Valencia, S. W. (2002). Below the bar: Profiles of students who fail state reading assessments. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 24, 219-239.

Dennis, D. V. (2013). Heterogeneity or homogeneity: What assessment data reveal about struggling adolescent readers. Journal of Literacy Research, 45, 3-21.

Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, 50(4), 370–396.

Raphael, T. E. & Au. K. (2006). QAR Now: A powerful and practical framework that develops comprehension and higher-level thinking in all students. Scholastic.

Smith, H. D., & Miller, S. D. (2018). Digging deeper: Understanding the reading and motivational profiles of students who do not demonstrate proficiency on state-mandated reading assessments. Reading Psychology, 39(8), 855–878.




How to Cite

Smith, H. (2023). Review of Helping your child overcome reading challenges. Education Review, 30.



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