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Literacy Symposium to focus on learning disabilities

Aug 6, 2009  

The Ohio University College of Education will hold the ninth-annual Literacy Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at the Inn at Hocking College. The theme for this year's symposium is "Learning Disabilities: Bridging the Gaps."

Richard Lavoie, a learning disabilities expert, will deliver the keynote address from 10 a.m. to noon and will present again from 2 to 3 p.m. in the inn's ballroom. He is the author of "It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child Learning Disabilities Find Social Success" and "The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child." Lavoie will hold a book signing after his address.

Breakout sessions will be held from 1 to 1:50 p.m., giving participants the opportunity to discuss and practice classroom strategies designed to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities.

Co-sponsored by the WOUB Center for Public Media and the Ohio Ready to Work program, the event is open to the public. For questions regarding this event, contact Mary Barbara Totten, Literacy Center curriculum and training specialist, at 740-593-9736 or totten@ohio.edu.


Updated at 10:28 a.m. Aug. 6, 2009, to correct the time of the keynote address.


Related Links
Literacy Center:  http://www.ouliteracycenter.org/ 
Richard Lavoie's Web site (following this link takes you outside Ohio University's Web site):  http://www.ricklavoie.com/aboutrick.html  

Published: Aug 6, 2009 9:19 AM  

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