Dyslexia conference set at Nicholls

THIBODAUX — Parents, teachers, guidance counselors and others interested in helping students with dyslexia may to attend the 2014 “Unmasking Their Potential” conference, presented by the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders at Nicholls State University on Saturday.
Dr. Susan Hall, a consultant specializing in teacher training in reading and dyslexia, will be keynote speaker. She is founder and president of an educational consulting and professional development company called 95 Percent Group, according to the Nicholls press release. The company provides consulting and teacher training to districts and schools in Response to Intervention in early reading.
Hall has provided professional development for more than a dozen state departments of education, including overseeing the development of two years of training for the reading coaches and administrators in Reading First schools in Louisiana. She was president of the Illinois Branch of International Dyslexia Association and served on the National IDA board. Hall is author of three books on RTI, a method of academic intervention, and data-differentiated instruction.
The conference will also feature various professional breakout sessions on how to help children with dyslexia prepare for college, manage medications, utilize helpful iPad tools and software, more easily read multisyllabic words, perform better in math and more.
Conference registration, including lunch, is $75 at the door. Full-time students with IDs will be admitted for $25. To download the registration form or learn more about the dyslexia center, online visit nicholls.edu/dyslexia or call 985-448-4214.

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