Center for Dyslexia

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

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

October 28, 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