Walter Dunson, Ph.D.


Dr. Walter E. Dunson is an author and literacy consultant in private practice at Cardinal Reading Strategies.  Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dr. Dunson has more than twenty years of experience working with students in the areas of language-based learning and English language acquisition. 

Formerly, he served as a reading lab coordinator and curriculum developer at The Briarwood School, a school for dyslexics in Houston, Texas and as a language training instructor at The Kildonan School, a school for dyslexics in Amenia, New York.  While at Kildonan, Dr. Dunson received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). 

Dr. Dunson is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (Houston Branch), and the author of School Success for Kids with Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties and The English Code.  Additionally, he is the creator of The English Code Language Training System, a multisensory language training system that incorporates auditory, visual, and tactile-kinesthetic modalities with interactive, digital content.

Dr. Dunson also served as an adjunct professor in Loyola University Maryland’s Graduate School of Education where he taught structured literacy skills to public and private school educators.