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Timothy Odegard, Ph.D., is a cognitive psychologist with expertise in learning and memory. He currently holds the Murfree Chair of Excellence in Dyslexia study and is a professor of psychology at Middle Tennessee State University where he runs the Tennessee Center for the Research and Treatment of Dyslexia. Previously, Dr. Odegard was the Director of Research and Evaluation at Wilson Language Training. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas and his postdoctoral training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Click on the link below to hear his 9 minute Overview of Dyslexia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWqrssuwKM

 

20 percent of school-aged children in the United State are impacted by dyslexia or similar language-based disorders. Because it’s an invisible disability, dyslexia is difficult to diagnose, especially in young children. New research suggests early detection could be key in ensuring these students receive the services they need to succeed. We’ll ask Pittsburgh Region Chair Christine Seppi and board member Daphne Uliana of the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association about new pilot programs and legislature moving through the Commonwealth. The annual conference is being held next week in Pittsburgh.  Click the link below to listen to the discussion:

http://wesa.fm/post/early-dyslexia-identification-essential-student-success


In Memoriam
Katherine (Kit) Gordon-Clark
1934-2015

 

Connor's story

This speech was given by Corry Miller
Dyslexia Awareness Day in Harrisburg, PA
October 21, 2015

 

Teachers Aren’t Dumb

By DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM
The New York Times
SEPT. 8, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/opinion/teachers-arent-dumb.html?ref=education&_r=1