April 23, 2016
Over 60 parents and educators came together for an informative and inspiring day of dyslexia awareness presented by The Dyslexia Training Institute. The 5 hour presentation began with simulations designed to provide participants with a better understanding of what a dyslexic student experience in the classroom. This was followed by an overview of dyslexia, including information on scientific research, symptoms and remediation programs. Attendees were also introduced to Structured Word Inquiry (SWI), which is an explicit multi-sensory strategy to understanding English orthography is based on the science of linguistics.
Throughout the program, all participants provided excellent insight, asked thoughtful questions and remained fully engaged. PC READS is especially thankful that many teachers spent 5 hours of their own time on a weekend to learn more about dyslexia and strategies to assist their students.
Our partners for this event included the Ty & Karen Hall Foundation, Utah Olympic Park, Newpark Resort and Park City Bread & Bagel. Thanks to their generosity, PC READS was able to provide this event for free. We also greatly appreciated the marketing support we received from The Park Record and KPCW.