Workshop on dyslexia scheduled

Workshop on dyslexia scheduled

URBANA — A free workshop about looking at dyslexia from different perspectives is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28, at the Urbana Free Library Auditorium, 200 W. Green St., U.

Topper Steinman, a local counselor and educator, will moderate the workshop.

It will feature a special education teacher, several parents and an associate professor in the University of Illinois' Department of Speech and Hearing Science. It will also include two sixth-graders from Champaign who made a presentation to help their classmates understand dyslexia.

One major focus of the workshop will be looking at how teachers, parents and kids can work together and understand different learning styles.

The workshop is being organized by Linking Educators And Parents, a dyslexia study group serving East Central Illinois, and is open to teachers, parents and the public.

Those who are coming are asked to email Marilyn Kay at Continuing Professional Development Unit are available for educators through the Regional Office of Education. When you register, please include your full name and school for credit.

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bernies wrote on August 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

That first sentence almost seems like a pun, since dyslexics see things from "different perspectives".