COMANCHE – For parents who have ever been frustrated at their child's inability to read, despite his or her very obvious intelligence, a special seminar on dyslexia later this month may provide answers.
Trish Quisenberry, M.Ed., dyslexia outreach cooordinator for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, will lead the seminar Sept. 25 in Comanche. Information presented will guide parents on how to help dyslexic students at home, whether they're in kindergarten or college.
“When a student struggles to read, parents search for answers,” said Rebecca N. Jones, a licensed dyslexia therapist and the dyslexia coordinator for the Comanche Independent School District.
“One possible reason for reading difficulties is dyslexia,” Jones said.
Parents whose child has been identified with dyslexia, or if those who suspect dyslexia and would like to find out more, are invited to attend Comanche ISD's seminar for parents of students with dyslexia. Jones said that although the seminar is hosted by the Comanche Independent School District, concerned parents in the entire area are invited to attend.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is considered a national leader in dyslexia research and intervention, Jones said and Quisenberry will answer questions parents might have as well as give tips on working with a dyslexic student to maximize that student's learning.
The information presented will pertain to all school districts, Jones said.
The “Seminar for Parents” will begin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Comanche ISD Middle School Cafetorium, located at 308 FM 3381. Childcare will be provided.