JACKSON, Miss. – October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month and as a part of bringing greater awareness to the condition, New Summit School will host the Mississippi Dyslexia Centers 2nd Annual Dyslexia Symposium on Friday, October 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program will feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions throughout the day. Topics to be discussed include: testing and screening; accommodations; dyslexia therapy; dyslexia legislation in Mississippi; parent support; living with dyslexia; bullying and character development; ADHD and related disorders; behavioral modifications; Orton-Gillingham Based Methodology; and Twice Exceptional Child. The cost for the symposium is $25.00 per person, which includes lunch, refreshments, breakout sessions and handout information.
The Mississippi Dyslexia Centers (MDC) offer therapy to individuals of all ages with Dyslexia. In partnership with New Summit School, Mississippi Dyslexia Centers provide in school, after school and virtual dyslexia therapy. The programs are available at four locations: Hattiesburg, Jackson, Madison and Greenwood. The Dyslexia team includes: Dr. Nancy New (Executive Director), Zach New (Vice President of Operations), Kate Sistrunk (Lead Dyslexia Therapist), and Annie Ellis (Dyslexia Specialist), Megan English (Center Coordinator), Kristen Frierson (Dyslexia Therapist), Jenny King (Dyslexia Therapist), Stella Moses (Dyslexia Specialist), Fleming Rogers (Dyslexia Therapist), Hope N. Staples (Dyslexia Therapist), and Ashley Runnels (Dyslexia Therapist). All MDC staff members are dedicated to providing high quality service that meets the needs of all the learners they serve.