Joseph Torgesen is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and Education at Florida State University. Dr. Torgesen is nationally known for research on both the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties in young children as well as work on assessment of phonological awareness and reading. As Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research http://www.fcrr.org/ he helps to provide leadership to the Reading First initiative in Florida. He is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, books, and tests related to reading and learning disabilities. He serves on six professional editorial boards and has received numerous awards including the Samuel A. Kirk Award for exemplary research publications from the Division of Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children. For the last 15 years, he has been part of the effort supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to learn more about the nature of reading disabilities and ways to prevent and remediate reading problems in children. Copyright Florida Reading Quarterly.