Conversation about Dyslexia

6:00 PM at Barnes and Noble at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth, MN, on Tuesday, October22.  Conversation will be driven by the participants that attend.  Topics that are expected to be discussed are signs of dyslexia, potential classroom accommodations, informal assessment verses comprehensive educational evaluation, assistive technology, and more.


Community Education Class


This workshop is designed to give parents basic information to help their children succeed in writing.  Dysgraphia, sometimes called disorder of written expression, is a neurology disorder.  We will discuss how to signs/symptoms, assessment, types of remediation, accommodations and technology.  Bring a sample of your child’s writing to class.

Location: Denfeld High School                                                                                       When:    Tues. Oct. 16 ~  6:30-8:30 PM                                                                        Cost:      $15.00

To register contact:  Deb Dwyer – 218-340-7393 – [email protected] or

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia is an island of weakness surrounded by a sea of strength!
Sally Shaywitz MD – Director of Yale Center for Creativity and Dyslexia

From my friend Tammy…..What am I after? Awareness. With awareness come change. With change, comes hope for every child struggling with dyslexia to get the help they need early on. Many don’t even know they have it. My hope for the future is that everyone understands what dyslexia really is so they can catch it early. The HBO documentary on dyslexia is on October 29th at 7pm. Please watch! Even if your child does not struggle, your neighbors child might. 🙂


A couple weeks ago, a 3rd grader I volunteer with looked at me and said…

“You you you will ch ch change my life, you will will will will te te teach me to read.”

What an enormous responsibility tutors have.  I hope he’s right.  He works so hard with me, jumping up when I walk into the classroom, never looking at the clock or trying to redirect my efforts.  I’ve had to cut back on my volunteering, which is heart breaking for me, so now I often work with two boys at the same time.  They support and guide one another and have become comrades of accomplishments.  This is why, I do, what I do.