Thursday, April 15, 2010

FREE Dyslexia Presentation

Dyslexia Testing & Information Services, LLC and the Miamisburg City Schools are proud to offer a FREE 3 hour dyslexia presentation given by Susan Barton, a leading dyslexia expert and founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia.

When: May 7, 2010
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Miamisburg City Schools Memorial Building
540 East Park Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342

Register online at:

For questions or to register by phone, call:

You'll learn:

Dyslexia's Inheritance patterns and the genetic link

The symptoms of mild dyslexia in adults

The classic warning signs in children

Why most dyslexic children don't qualify for special ed

Research-based "best practices" to improve spelling, reading, and writing

Why tutoring alone is not enough -- and much more!!!

Who should attend?

parents who are trying to determine if dyslexia is their child's issue, or who know it is and need to understand all the areas that it will impact, including math and memorization

teachers who don't understand why children who can't master spelling and struggle with reading don't qualify for special education services

reading specialists who need to know how to informally identify which of their struggling readers may have dyslexia -- and what to do to help them

principals who want to start early intervention programs to achieve the goal of No Child Left Behind -- that every student is reading at grade level by the end of third grade

resource specialists who need to know how to close the gap for students who have a learning disability

school psychologists who want to learn to distinguish dyslexia from other learning disabilities

speech language therapists who are often the first specialists to work with dyslexic children because of their difficulty articulating R's and L's, M's and N's, and S, SH and CH

pediatricians who are often asked by parents to test their children for dyslexia

counselors and psychologists who often deal with the lifelong emotional damage that undetected dyslexia and academic failure causes

Susan Barton is trained in seven different Orton-Gillingham-based programs and teaches several graduate-level courses through the University of San Diego.

Susan was recently inducted into the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honor.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

OH Dyslexia Law

The Executive Committee of the Ohio Dyslexia Group has been working for the past two years to increase the awareness of dyslexia. It is their goal that a Dyslexia Law be passed in the state of Ohio. The bill will help to identify students and see that they get proper reading instruction in school. It will help to get teachers in colleges and universities trained in the multisensory approach in teaching reading.

The Bill will be written in April – early May. Hopefully it will be introduced by Representative Ted Celeste, the sponsor, in June.

The bill could pass quickly depending on the knowledge and excitement of the representatives for the bill......or linger....or die. We need to inform our state legislators of the important need for this bill.

Before the end of May, please contact your legislators and let them know about this is important issue.

To contact your Senator go to:
To contact your Representative go to: