Nancy Young, M.Ed., is an experienced educator with extensive knowledge of evidence-based approaches to teaching reading, spelling, and writing for both general classroom instruction and remediation. She currently consults for schools and supports individual teachers and families across Canada and globally. Her speaking engagements cover a wide range of audiences and are delivered in-person and online. Nancy’s areas of specialty include dyslexia, giftedness, ADHD, and 2e (twice-exceptional). A certified classroom teacher and certified Structured Literacy Teacher, her educational background includes a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education (giftedness focus) and a Master of Education Degree in Special Education (dyslexia focus). Nancy is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, studying the needs of students who are 2e (gifted and dyslexic). Nancy is the author of Secret Code Actions™, a unique resource she created to help teachers enhance any reading and spelling program by weaving in movement. Her fun code-based actions are accompanied by Clues and Alerts to increase knowledge of the English code. Nancy is also the creator of the Ladder of Reading, an infographic she designed to help educators and parents better understand the wide range of needs as children learn to read and the instructional implications.