WHAT IS THE NEBRASKA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION?
The Nebraska Dyslexia Association was founded on February 1, 1984 to promote the work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton in the study, prevention, and treatment of the specific language function known as dyslexia. The Nebraska Dyslexia Association, formerly the Nebraska Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, works to enhance the public's perception and understanding of dyslexia and related language/learning abilities.
WHAT IS THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE NEBRASKA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION?
- To improve educational opportunities for students with reading, writing and spelling difficulties.
- To promote education of teachers in research-based approaches to reading instruction.
- To work with teacher education providers to require research-based training for teacher certification.
- To provide information and support to individuals and families with reading problems.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR FUNCTIONS OF THE NEBRASKA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION?
- Notification of Activities
- Workshops and Conferences
- Parent, Tutor, Teacher Training Courses
- Free Consultations, including phone and email helplines
- Support Groups
- Advocacy for Families
- Public Relations: including newsletter, website
Board of Directors
Executive Committee Members:
Kathy Johnson, President
Nancy Coffey, Vice President
Glen Flint, Treasurer
Gwelda Carlson, Secretary
Carolyn Brandle, Previous President
Dr. Eileen Vautravers
Sharon O'Neal, FONDA representative
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