Reading. Few things matter more.

The EarlyBird program uses a game-based assessment to identify potential reading challenges like dyslexia, then gives schools and families the tools they need to intervene.

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The stakes couldn’t be higher

Children who don’t transition from learning to read to reading to learn face a lifetime of risks.

  • 70% of those reading below average in 1st grade will still be reading below average in 8th grade
  • A child who doesn’t read is vulnerable to feelings of shame, failure, inadequacy, and depression
  • 20% of the population struggles with symptoms of dyslexia

Landerl & Wimmer, Valas, 1999, 2008, Moats L. C., & Dakin, K. E. (2008)

Early detection transforms lives.

Pip - EarlyBird Education Game

Fun and easy to use

An engaging game that assesses and scores their reading skills

A comprehensive solution

Incorporates the critical components of early reading, identifying students at risk

Concrete, customized action plans

At-home and classroom instruction, customized for each student

Spotlight on Success: Watch EarlyBird in action

Student on laptop using EarlyBird's dyslexia screener

Trusted by schools across the country

EarlyBird is already adopted by schools in 20 states, and is used by tens of thousands of students and their teachers.


EarlyBird leverages the ground-breaking research of leading literacy and brain scientists.
Dr. Nadine Gaab
Nadine Gaab, PhD
Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dr. Yaacov Petscher
Yaacov Petscher, PhD
Professor of Social Work, Florida State University
EarlyBird was developed and scientifically validated at Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with faculty at the Florida Center for Reading Research

Professional recognition for a very personal mission

The time to improve a child’s reading is now