We have a crisis. And a solution.

2/3 of our nation’s children cannot read proficiently, making their academic and future aspirations impossible to reach.

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Science shows us the way.

Research reveals the most effective methods for enabling children to read, yet these practices are absent from adult/child interactions across the country.

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A community devoted to change.

The Cox Campus is a community of professionals dedicated to eradicating illiteracy and giving children a future full of possibilities.

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Constructing the Deep Reading Brain in a Digital World

Join the Atlanta Speech School, the Cox Campus, and Dr. Maryanne Wolf in a virtual book study around her newest book Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World.

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Experience the Cox Campus

What is the Cox Campus?

The Cox Campus is a free online learning platform with the singular goal of eradicating illiteracy. Originally for educators, the Cox Campus is a virtual community for all of us committed to changing children’s futures.

Join a community.

When you join the Cox Campus, you come together with a community of like-minded professionals, colleagues, and advocates. Here you have a lifeline you can depend on, a forum to express your ideas, and guidance every step of the way.

Learn from experts.

The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School developed the Cox Campus to deliver Rollins’ tested and research-based practices through interactive, video-based courses.

Experience results.

When we establish meaningful relationships with children and work to prepare them for a lifetime of literacy, children truly flourish. The results are evident in homes, classrooms, and throughout their lives.

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Construction of the Reading Brain

Reading is an acquired skill, not an automatic process.

Reading is critical to success in our society, but our brains do not come pre-wired for reading. A child enters the world with 100 billion neurons ready to learn. Our job is to help those neurons form brain circuits that support learning and reading.

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Initial Construction

3rd trimester - 5 yrs old

Babies are born ready to communicate. They distinguish sounds and recognize their mother’s voice. They look for faces. They seek connections. Talking with babies, even as early as the last trimester of pregnancy, is critical to building language and literacy.

Learn to Read

Kindergarten - 3rd grade

During the early school years, it is vital to routinely assess children’s preparedness for reading. Each day we must ask: “What does this child need to learn today?”, “What did they learn from this lesson?”, “What can I do differently?”

Read to Learn

3rd grade and beyond

Third grade marks a critical point in a child’s life – when they transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Once a child can read proficiently, they are free to build knowledge and take the steps to be who they want to be.

An Ecosystem to Support Language and Literacy

A child’s relationships, experiences, and surroundings help build their brain’s foundation for future learning, success, and health.