Marcia K Henry

Marcia K. Henry, Ph.D., has more than 40 years of expertise as a diagnostician, tutor, teacher, and lecturer in the field of reading and dyslexia. Stanford University awarded Dr. Henry a PhD in educational psychology. She was a professor in the Division of Special Education at San Jose State University, where she taught and led the Center for Educational Research on Dyslexia, until her retirement in 1995. In 1991, Dr. Henry taught at the University of Trondheim in Norway as a Fulbright Lecturer/Research Fellow. Dr. Henry presents on dyslexia intervention tactics in regional, national, and international conferences on a regular basis.

She also serves on the editorial boards of Dyslexia and Annals of Dyslexia, the journals of The British Dyslexia Association and The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), respectively. Dr. Henry has lectured at the University of New Mexico, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Minnesota-Duluth since his retirement. She delivers reading and related language arts teacher training and advises with a number of school systems and states on informed reading instruction. Dr. Henry is the author of integrated decoding and spelling instruction products.

She served as president of the Orton Dyslexia Society (now known as IDA) from 1992 to 1996. She is a fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and was honored by IDA in 2000 with the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Henry now lives on Lake Superior's Madeline Island, where she spends most of her time writing. When needed, she volunteers as a tutor at the island's two-room elementary school.

Samuel T. Dyslexia was compiled by her. For IDA's 50th anniversary in 1999, Orton and His Legacy was created.