Struggling Readers and Dyslexia

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm


DESCRIPTION:For about 40% of our children, the door to learning to read opens easily, as required brain development and social preconditions are in place as these new school students begin to learn to read. 

What about the rest; the 60% of students who will struggle along a continuum of learning to read?   Let’s talk about struggling readers, who they are, and why we can’t seem to change the statistics.  

PRESENTER- Cheryl Ward:

Before working and advocating on behalf of students who struggle learning to read, Cheryl was a healthcare administrator for many years. Her interest in education and knowledge about dyslexia resulted from the diagnosis of her youngest son. Now a Certified Academic Language Practitioner, Cheryl works with struggling readers with dyslexia in private practice at the North Shore Center, in Mequon, WI, and at the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Milwaukee. Cheryl is also the Past-President of the Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and continues her advocacy work locally in Wisconsin and nationally. Cheryl is among the founding members of the Wisconsin Reading Coalition working to inform educators, legislators, and the public about evidence-based reading practices for students and reading preparation for teachers to ensure all students will be lifelong literate participants in the intellectual process of gaining meaning from print.

Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

Registration is required for all WI FACETS–sponsored workshops. You may use the form below to register or you may register by contacting Sandra McFarland at 877-374-0511. If you use the form, please make sure to include the title and date of the event you are registering for.

All WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free.  Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please list any accommodations requested in the “Special Request” box below.