FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Nancy Rhodes, Outreach Coordinator
(410) 798-0005 ext. 147
Cindy Edson, Development Assistant
(410) 798-0005 ext. 158
The Summit School To Simulcast The Prestigious Dyslexia Foundation Conference
Geared for Teachers, Parents and Speech/Language Pathologists who want to hear the latest information on Practical Applications and Scientific Foundations on Literacy, Reading and Dyslexia, The Dyslexia Foundation Conference is held annually on the campus of Harvard Medical School.
The Summit School will broadcast the conference live, in its entirety, on Friday, October 15th from 8:30am-4:15pm on the school campus in Edgewater, Maryland.
Featuring opening and closing remarks by The Summit School’s head, Dr. Joan-Mele-McCarthy, this prestigious event includes medical and educational experts in the field on what works best in teaching reading and what the current research is telling us.
This simulcast is open to the public and free of charge to attend. Because of limited seating, advance registration is required by contacting The Summit School (410) 798-0005. ASHA CEU credit is available to Speech-Language Pathologists for a $25 fee.
About The Summit School:
Founded in 1989, The Summit School is a private, not-for-profit, coeducational day school serving bright students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other learning differences. The Summit
School offers an integrated, mainstream curriculum emphasizing interactive learning and specialized instruction in reading, math and written language. Highly skilled teaching professionals cultivate each child's strengths using a multi- sensory approach to foster literacy and interactive learning. Outside the classroom, students participate in a wide range of activities including athletics, student government, clubs and community service programs. Summit students successfully transition to area mainstream high schools and often are role models for their peer group. The school also offers diagnostic testing, tutoring, teacher training and a summer camp. Recently, the Summit School was awarded the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County chamber of Commerce’s “Non-Profit of the Year” award. The school is located in Edgewater, Maryland.
About the Dyslexia Foundation:
The Dyslexia Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in 1989 to identify and assist children with dyslexia: to establish higher levels of learning through specialized programs promoting better reading. The Dyslexia Foundation achieves their goals by promoting scientific breakthroughs in the early detection, prevention and remediation of dyslexia and related reading difficulties, by disseminating new research findings related to dyslexia and related reading difficulties, and by deploying new evidence-based approaches to families and practitioners to ensure that individuals with dyslexia learn to read successfully and take their rightful place in society.
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