In medicine, if research found new ways to save lives, health care professionals would adopt these methods as quickly as possible, and would change practices, procedures and systems. Educational research has found new ways to save young minds by helping them to become proficient readers; it is up to us to promote these new methods throughout the education system. Young lives depend on it.

-Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.


As the Founder and President of the Literacy Learning & Assessment Center of Connecticut, Sheryl Knapp’s mission is to give all students access to research-based literacy practices.  Research shows that all but 2-3% of students can become proficient readers, yet a whopping 20-30% are not given the tools they need to achieve this goal.

Through the use of informal and formal assessment tools and observations, we can help to isolate a student’s specific literacy needs — then collaborate with the school team to ensure that these needs are being effectively and appropriately addressed through the use of evidence-based practices, coupled with complementary supports that enable the student to be successful in the classroom.

Sheryl has a particular expertise in working with students with more complex diagnoses — such as students with intellectual disabilities, social or emotional challenges, physical limitations, or difficulties with expressive language.




For more information, please call 203-866-4400 — or email