The Southport School is holding a workshop for parents on dyslexia on Thursday, Nov. 29. The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
— an announcement from the Southport School
Conducted by Beth Stone and Lisa Tweed, fellows-in-training of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, the workshop will provide an overview of dyslexia and discuss indicators of dyslexia that parents may encounter in their children.
According to the International Dyslexic Association, as many as 15 to 20 percent of the population, worldwide fit the profile of dyslexia. These persons often demonstrate high language abilities, good comprehension, strong vocabulary, and average to high average IQ.
Despite many strengths, they have an unexpected difficulty with reading, spelling and writing. Misunderstandings of dyslexia prevail, despite the efforts of such organizations as the International Dyslexic Association. Decoding Dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Academy.
This workshop, conducted by two fellows in training of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practictioners and Educators will provide an overview of dyslexia and help attendees learn to recognize the markers of a dyslexic profile.
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