Dyslexia: A Call for Multi-Disciplinary Intervention

Fifteen to 20% of the population has a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and the most common cause of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties. What are the red flags for dyslexia? What is the best way to remediate and when? These questions and more will be answered at “Dyslexia: A Call for Multi-Disciplinary Intervention.” 

Trident Academy, located at 1455 Wakendaw Rd. in Mt. Pleasant, will host the South Carolina Branch of the International Dyslexia Association’s Mini-Conference on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. This conference is ideal for teachers, therapists, educational administrators, consultants, and parents. Cost for attending the event is $30 prior to the conference and $40 on the day of. Register.

“This mini-conference offers practical, evidence-based information and is designed and delivered by teachers and therapists,” says Corbin Bettencourt, conference organizer and Trident Academy teacher. “We’re hoping to empower teachers and parents, and encourage them to share ideas with others who are passionate about working with language-based learning differences.”

The conference will feature breakout sessions on “Struggling Readers and Orton-Gillingham,” “The Importance of Oral Language in Reading Comprehension,” and “What it is Like to be a Dyslexia Learner: A Simulation.” Top therapists and teachers have been invited to present these sessions and there will be plenty of time for questions. See a full schedule.

There will also be a screening of HBO’s documentary The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. Read more about the film. Participants can also receive a tour of Trident Academy, Charleston’s only school for students with language-based learning differences.

For more information, contact Corbin Bettencourt at 301.693.1476 or
rbetten265@gmail.com.

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