IGNITE Dyslexia Conference kicks off for the first time at MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – The T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University and its IGNITE Dyslexia Clinic, kicked off the very first Dyslexia and Related Learning Differences Conference on Thursday.

The event focused on the definition of dyslexia, its characteristics, and its role in school classrooms.

Dozens of teachers, parents, principals, speech and language pathologists and psychometrists were in attendance.

“We are really hoping to be able to create an environment of which these people can make connections with each other. These parents can get in contact with the right kind of psychometrists and be able to make those connections to get the help they need in their schools for the teachers,” said the T.K. Martin Center’s Ignite Dyslexia Clinic Assistant Coordinator Jessica Cunningham.

The conference will be going on until Friday afternoon.

The event has several sponsors including, The Brannan IGNITE Dyslexia Fund for Excellence, Mississippi Council on Development Disabilities, OrCam, Connections and Psychology and Counseling at the Hattiesburg Clinic and Mississippi State University College of Education.

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