The Center, established in 1993, operates as a unit within the College of Education at MTSU. A range of services is offered, including professional development workshops for K-12 school personnel, assessments for students in grades K-12, and progress monitoring. Consultation services are available for parents and school personnel. The Center also supports MTSU graduate programs in school psychology, reading, literacy studies, and special education.
The Katherine Davis Murfree Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies, a professorship in the College of Education, was established in 1989. The chair builds public awareness concerning dyslexia and promising approaches to diagnosis and intervention; has ongoing involvement in research and professional publications regarding dyslexia; teaches graduate-level courses to enhance the skills of educators, and pursues funding for the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia at MTSU.
For more information about the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia, please consult the web site www.mtsu.edu/dyslexia.