The mission of the IGNITE Dyslexia Clinic is to ensure that learners with reading difficulties are able to build a love of learning through reading and writing. Learners will be exposed to assistive technology and learning strategies and be given the necessary foundations for success. The goal of this program is to IGNITE the love of learning through building successful readers and writers.
The Dyslexia and Related Learning Difference Conference is about understanding dyslexia and related learning differences. The 2019 conference will talk about what dyslexia is and the Mississippi guidelines for dyslexia. Strategies for emotional, math, and technology support that can be used in the classroom and at home will also be covered.
The conference for 2019 will be held at April 4-5, 2019, at the Bost Convention Center on the Mississippi State University, in Starkville, MS.
The information presented will be appropriate for Elementary Teachers, High-school Teachers, College and University Instructors, Speech Pathologists, Undergraduate Education Students, Parents, Family Members, and Individuals with Dyslexia.
**CEU’s AVAILABLE: 1.0 CEU hours available for $20 through Mississippi State Continuing Education department. Link will be provided at the close of the conference for anyone needing to obtain CEU’s. These CEU’s will also qualify for Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists licensed through the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The IGNITE Dyslexia Clinic builds basic skills for students who have trouble with reading. This multisensory program is taught through the use of Orton Gillingham programs designed to teach reading and spelling skills. The students in this program also may receive writing instruction paired with technology meant to meet the needs of IGNITE learners.
During the school year, IGNITE reading coaches work with students at a time chosen to fit the child’s schedule at the T. K. Martin building. Our session hours are two times a week for one hour each time.
IGNITE also provides assessment to pinpoint the strengths and needs of learners who have issues with reading. Clients are identified through an evaluation process which involves the learner, the family, and a team of professionals. This group works together to find the needs of the learners. These assessments are available at the T. K. Martin Center.
Reading Enrichment and Academic Advancement Program (REAAP)
During the half day summer camp, IGNITE students will take part in planned activities to build learning. They will also engage in activities that build creativity, social skills, and thinking. Activities will be chosen to meet the interests of the students.
For more information on this project, please contact Kathy Prater.
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
This website was created by Susan Barton of the Barton Reading and Spelling System. Susan has been putting together resources for nearly 30 years.
This website is an easy to read explanation of dyslexia. The website also has links to other information about many learning differences.
Through Your Child's Eyes
This site is a tool which can help a parent or teacher understand the struggle the child is having.
International Dyslexia Association
This website has an explanation of dyslexia and links to state and global resources.