LGLA’s mission is to eliminate illiteracy and inefficient reading ability through the implicit nature of the reading process and the need to focus on reading excellence instead of basic skills.

The work began in 2002 when Lee Gilles and the original board members formed the “Literacy Alliance” to provide a non-profit resource to support what has been considered to be a controversial approach to reading improvement: implicit procedural learning (IPL). It’s ironic that IPL was ever considered controversial because it is recognized by the field of early childhood education as the fundamental way that children learn from the time they begin to develop in the womb. It may be best known through the scientific work of Jean Piaget, considered to be one of the “fathers” of constructivist learning theory.

The Lee Gilles Literacy Alliance supports projects and scientific inquiry associated with the work of Dee Tadlock, Ph.D., Lee’s best friend and life partner. Dr. Dee has amassed 40 years of work to document the effectiveness of implicit procedural learning to rapidly improve reading ability. For more information about Dr. Dee, visit her private business website at readright.com or read her book, Read Right! Coaching Your Child to Excellence in Reading, published by McGraw-Hill in 2005.