Gillette College to host “Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia Summit”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2014

Contact: Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801/Email wsmith @ sheridan.edu

Gillette College to host “Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia Summit”

National experts on learning disabilities will fill the Gillette College Main Building June 6 and 7, for the first annual “Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia Summit.”

Dr. Keith Magee of Yale University’s Center of Dyslexia and Creativity will be the keynote speaker at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 6, on campus. A reception with hors d’oeuvres will precede at 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 7, will include a breakfast in the Main Building Commons at 8 a.m. Dr. James Herman and Nancy Duggin of Middle Tennessee State University will present “Early Childhood and Emerging Reading Issues” at 9 a.m.

Kelly Caramanno, a parent advocate and author from Laramie, will present “The ‘Davis Method’ of Working with Persons with Dyslexia” at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and a Q&A with the quest speakers will follow at noon.

“This is going to be a world-class event,” said Scott Engel, Gillette College Associate Dean of Academics. “At Gillette College, we are striving to be the best community college in regards to embracing learning disabilities. We are charting new ground.”

Preregistration is $25 and must be completed by May 30. Registration forms are available at Gillette College or at www.gillettecollegefoundation.org. Door registration is $35. Entry is free for students with a school ID. Fees are used to support the Gillette College education program.

Registration will also include Dr. Sally Shaywitz’s book “Overcoming Dyslexia.”

A private endowment to the Gillette College Foundation made the “Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia Summit” possible.

For more information, contact Scott Engel at 686-0254, ext. 1130.

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