Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

 

Releasing the Potential
Dedicated to Unraveling the puzzle of dyslexia

The Center is dedicated to unraveling the puzzle of dyslexia. It is a model for the organization and delivery of professional services to students with dyslexia, to psychologists and teachers who identify and instruct them, and to schools that must orchestrate a broad range of factors that will enable these students to achieve their potential.


 

The Center is dedicated to the following objectives:

  • Identifying factors that negatively impact reading
  • Identifying instructional approaches that promote reading
  • Informing the public about the condition of dyslexia and related learning differences
  • Establishing reliable approaches to identifying students (K-12) with dyslexia and reading failure
  • Informing teachers (pre-service and in-service) about best practices that promote literacy acquisition among students with dyslexia and others who struggle with reading
  • Enhancing the knowledge base regarding the nature of dyslexia and reading underachievement

Center Services

  • In-service workshops for Tennessee schools
  • Public workshops for parents and community stakeholders
  • Hosted instructional trainings for educators
  • Regional conferences to raise awareness of dyslexia and causes of reading failure
  • Assistance to parents and educators to aid school based identification of dyslexia and related learning differences
  • Testing services to inform our understanding of dyslexia and related learning differences

Important Events

September 23, 2017
Promoting Reading Comprehension in Grades 4-12

September 26, 2017
Study Skills a How-To Workshop

October 19 - 20, 2017
Improving Two Pillars of Reading: Fluency and Comprehension
More Information

November 18, 2017
Choosing the Right Accommodations to Ensure Success

November 18, 2017
Teaching Handwriting: Automaticity in Support of Reading and Spelling

December 09, 2017
Basic Special Education Rights & IEP Planning