David P. Hurford, Ph.D. is a professor at Pittsburg State University. He directs the Center for Research, Evaluation and Awareness of Dyslexia (Center for READing) and is the founder of CARRD, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to assisting individuals with dyslexia become competent readers. He has presented at national and international conferences and has published in the area of dyslexia, reading difficulties and ADHD. He was the recipient of a Spencer Fellowship from the National Academy of Education which allowed him to dedicate his efforts toward the prevention, identification and intervention of dyslexia and reading difficulties. He has authored a reading curriculum designed to prevent reading difficulties in kindergarten (Secret Codes) and first grade (Advanced Codes). The Center for READing and CARRD, Inc. uses his identification and remediation strategies to provide high-quality assessments and successful interventions for individuals who have dyslexia and reading difficulties.