Pederson Literacy, LLC
Joyce Pederson, PhD

I am a private reading specialist and learning disabilities instructor who has a private literacy business in Hudson, WI. I have provided literacy services to children and adults in the beautiful St. Croix Valley of Minnesota and Wisconsin since opening my business, Pederson Literacy, LLC in 1992.

My Primary Professional Interests Include:

  • Efficient Intervention of Reading Delays
  • Reading Diagnosis
  • Developmental Reading Disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Working Memory and Retrieval Issues
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Emergent Literacy Skills including Phonemic Segmentation and Reading Fluency Development
  • Advanced Level Study Skills including Textbook Reading Strategies
  • Student Engagement in Learning
  • Executive Functioning and Reading


I have a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Reading from the University of WI – River Falls. I earned my PhD at the University of Minnesota with a specialty in college and adult reading. My studies have included graduate courses in the areas of memory, assessment, and other related areas.

Credentials & License

I maintain my teaching credentials through the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and continue to complete graduate coursework required for continuing professional teaching licensure.


Since 1992 my work has consisted of being a clinician with a specialty in developmental reading disorders, or dyslexia, as a diagnostician, clinical tutorial provider, and consultant to schools. Prior to the creation of my business, I was a tenured associate professor in reading at a private university.

I am particularly interested in the alignment of children’s fluency progress with their skills set and the curriculum used in the child’s school. My blog discusses current issues that relate to learning issues that relate to my clinical work.