This event was held on January 12, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Dyslexia, a language-based learning disability that affects between 5-10% of the population, affects reading, spelling, and writing. As a result, the school years can be extremely challenging for both the student and the parents. Dr. Joanne Marttila Pierson, Associate Director of UM's University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL), will discuss this difficult learning disability and introduce UCLL's new dyslexia web-based curriculum and resource center www.dyslexiahelp.umich.edu. She will also discuss strategies to help navigate the school years and build a strong foundation for success. This event is co-sponsored by the Institute For Human Adjustment at the University of Michigan.