Literacy Expert Witnesses
Literacy is the ability to read and write and the ability to identify, interpret, understand, create, communicate, compute and use written, and printed materials associated with varying contexts. It allows individuals to achieve their goals and develop their knowledge and abilities. Literacy elevates individuals out of poverty by giving them access to better paying jobs, raises self-esteem and empowers women and girls. Low literacy limits an individual’s ability to access and understand important information, increased unemployment, lower paying jobs, and lack of employment advancement. A lack of literacy can also affect society socially and economically. The more adults with low literacy lead to lower overall long-term economic GDP growth rate, a reduced level of community involvement and community participation, and increased taxpayer expenses due to more unemployment compensation and welfare compensation.
Our literacy expert witnesses, speakers, and consultants specialize in a broad array of disciplines including education/learning technology, literacy and language, literary analysis, plagiarism, education, and special education. They have published on such topics as change management, use of instructional design in the classroom, and learning management systems. Our literacy experts have testified in a variety of cases, including special education, child custody, and school systems to name a few.