Nicholls dyslexia center to host fourth annual conference

THIBODAUX – The Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders at Nicholls State University will host its fourth annual conference on Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union.


Themed “Unmasking Their Potential, 2012,” the conference is open to parents, teachers, guidance counselors and anyone else interested in making a difference in the lives of students with dyslexia.

The conference will feature a variety of professional breakout sessions as well as a keynote address by Stephanie Gottwald, assistant director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University. Her address will outline an approach to reading fluency and comprehension that includes fluency as a goal from the first day children begin learning to read.

Conference registration is $60 per attendee until Wednesday, Jan. 25 – and $65 thereafter, with on-site registration available. Full-time college students will be admitted for $25 per person.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Giardina Family Foundation and Sopris Learning, a division of Cambium Learning Group, and supported by the Louisiana branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

For additional information, including registration details, download the conference brochure.

To learn more about the dyslexia center at Nicholls, go to or call (985) 448-4214.