With an admitted lack of knowledge on dyslexia, host Jessica Kidwell has a beginner's lesson on this disability with Lorraine Hightower, Certified Dyslexia Advocate and Consultant. In this episode we discuss:
About Lorraine Hightower:
Lorraine is a certified Dyslexia Advocate & Consultant who helps parents of children with dyslexia navigate the special education process. Working collaboratively with schools, she creates appropriate educational plans that allow children to learn and thrive. Lorraine also informs and influences education leaders, legislators, and community members on best practices for educating children with dyslexia. In 2016, she was awarded “Child Advocate of the Year'' by the Virginia Parent and Teacher Association. Lorraine holds a certificate in Special Education Advocacy from the William and Mary Law School and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). Lorraine’s advocacy at the state level resulted in mandated teacher training on dyslexia as well as improved reading interventions in local school districts.
International Dyslexia Association
Sally Shaywitz, MD
Yale Center for Dyslexia
National Center for Learning Disabilities
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