Nicholls dyslexia center to host conference

THIBODAUX — Parents, teachers, guidance counselors and others interested in helping students with dyslexia are invited to attend the “Unmasking Their Potential, 2013” conference, presented by the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders at Nicholls State University on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Rev. Joseph Wallace-Williams, a 2008 Nicholls graduate who has battled dyslexia, will headline the event. Although he wasn’t expected to finish high school, Wallace-Williams earned a bachelor’s degree from Nicholls and a master’s degree from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He currently serves as the associate rector at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Memphis, where he is the congregation’s first black priest. During his keynote address, Wallace-Williams will share his inspirational story of overcoming dyslexia challenges.

The conference will also feature various professional breakout sessions on how to help children with dyslexia prepare for college, overcome emotional issues, utilize helpful iPad tools and software, more easily read multisyllabic words, preform better in math and more.

Conference registration, including lunch, is $60 by Friday, Jan. 25 or $65 at the door. Full-time students with IDs will be admitted for $25. To download the registration form or learn more about the dyslexia center, visit

or call 985-448-4214.

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