Indianapolis to host national Dyslexia Literacy Conference

DYSLEXIA – LITERACY CONFERENCE

On Friday, March 16th, and Saturday, March 17th, 2012, The Hutson School, in Indianapolis, Indiana will be hosting the annual conference of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. The Academy is unique in being the only organization established and authorized expressly to set and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and to certify teachers and to accredit instructional programs that meet these standards. The Huston School, an independent First-12 school whose program provides Orton-Gillingham instruction accredited by the Academy, began working with children with learning differences (including dyslexia) in 2000.

Experts in the field of dyslexia will present sessions for parents, teachers and other educational professionals on the topics of phonology, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing and math concepts. Testing students with dyslexia along with how to teach using the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a public school setting will also be part of this exciting event.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach rests on the foundational and seminal ideas from Samuel T. Orton, Anna Gillingham, and other early pioneers who provided strength in neurobiological science, medical evaluation and in the psychology and pedagogy of education. Over the last 70 years, the approach has met the test of time and the validation of reading research. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced practitioner, it is a tool of immense power.

The conference is taking place at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre. It is open to members of the Academy, teachers, educators, administrators, health professionals, speech pathologists, psychologists, parents, persons with dyslexia, and all interested in the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

For the conference program and to register for this conference, please visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ortonacademy.org/“www.ortonacademy.org.