Dr. Marion Blank has spent over forty years studying how children learn to read and is recognized by her peers as one of the top experts in literacy. She has lectured extensively around the world, authored over sixty articles and six books on language, and developed the award-winning and highly successful "Sentence Master" computer program that teaches reading. She has used her reading system to help literally thousands of children - both strong and struggling readers - learn how to read. Dr. Blank is currently on the faculty of Child Psychiatry at Columbia University and has a private practice in New York and New Jersey where she is a licensed psychiatrist. She serves as a consultant to a wide range of school districts in the NY, NJ, CT area.