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

Dec 10, 2016
Dyslexia Success Series

Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers

Dec 12 - 16, 2016
Structured Literacy Instruction: The Shelton Academic Reading Approach (SARA)


Jan 28, 2017
The MTSU Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program announces the 
5th Annual MTSU Literacy Research Conference