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

February 25, 2017
Integrating Free or Inexpensive Technology in Grades 4 - 12 
Educators  Parents

March 18, 2017
Fluency: Reading Fast or Reading Well

March 31, 2017
Hone Your Skills: Planning and Providing Skills Based Instruction
April 22, 2017
Special Education Basic Rights - STEP (no registration fee)