Navigating reading success is topic of Oct. 25 Barbara Wilson presentation

barbara-w-board-picBarbara A. Wilson, co-founder and president of Wilson Language Training in Oxford, Mass., will be speaking Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Park City High School’s Lecture Hall.

Her remarks, “Navigating Reading Success,” will describe key cognitive skills and environmental factors related to reading success. She will share the importance of early screening and explain the difference between screening and a more comprehensive evaluation for students with dyslexia. This event is being held in conjunction with National Dyslexia Awareness month.

Wilson will also provide an overview of structured literacy for all students with a focus on key instructional needs for students with dyslexia. Lastly, she will share how her 30  plus years of experience has shown her that ALL students CAN learn to read and write — and it is never too late.

This is a free presentation for parents, educators, community members, and anyone who has a struggling reader, and is hosted by PC READS and the Hall Family Fund.

Wilson is also the author of Wilson Fundations. Park City School District implemented the Fundations program this year. It is a recognized leader in multisensory, structured language programs. The program was piloted at McPolin Elementary last year and is being implemented in K-3 classrooms this year. Jeremy Ranch, Parley’s Park, and Trailside Elementary Schools are implementing the program this year in K-2 classrooms.  Fundations’ assessment, communication and funding are supported through the Park City Education Foundation courtesy of the Hall Family Fund.

While in Park City, Wilson will meet with the district’s Implementation Task Force comprised of teachers and interventionists from each elementary school. She will also visit McPolin and Trailside Elementary Schools to view implementation of the Fundations program.

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