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Friday, April 22 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Detangling Dyslexia: What it is, and what we can do to help

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What is dyslexia? Why is it suddenly a hot topic? This summer, the Oregon State Legislature passed two bills addressing dyslexia and education. All children entering public schools in Oregon will be screened for dyslexia, and teachers will be trained in effective teaching methods.What does this mean for libraries? How can we best serve dyslexic readers and their families? This session will define dyslexia, share the latest developments in brain science, and provide referral resources and best practices for accommodations and collection development.


Suzanne Harold

SMH Consulting
Suzanne Harold is an independent library consultant in Astoria, Oregon, focusing on literacy, particularly for those with dyslexia, and services to youth. She is an Associate member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, and tutors dyslexic youth through the... Read More →
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Cathy Wyrick

Director, Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources
I have been working in the area of dyslexia since 1994 as an Orton-Gillingham practitioner and as an instructor in professional development classes. Along with Dorothy Whitehead I founded the Blosser Center in 2000 to provide a base for: training teachers and tutors, individual instruction... Read More →

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