Princeton, NJ, May 28, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Executives of The Laurel School of Princeton recently presented a Dyslexia Awareness workshop to educators of students in kindergarten through third grade. More than 200 teachers attended the event and learned about the characteristics of dyslexia and how to identify a child that might have the reading disorder.
Dr. Gordon Sherman, Executive Director, led the presentation along with Dee Rosenberg, Director of Education, and Susan Miller, LDT/C. The workshop took place at the Learning Resource Center in Trenton and was produced in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Education and Learning Ally. It was the first in a series of professional development programs offered to educators.
The workshops were created in response to the passing of dyslexia legislation in 2013, which required teachers to receive at least two hours of training per year in reading disorders. The law also requires students to be screened for reading disorders by the end of the first semester of second grade. The workshop taught teachers the skills needed to identify and assist children with dyslexia or another reading disorder. Teachers also got to experience the struggles of dyslexia first-hand through simulated activities.
The Laurel School of Princeton is a top learning disability school serving children in grades first through eighth. The school is highly regarded thanks to expert staff and teachers who remain up-to-date on the latest teaching methods for dyslexia.
To learn more about this special education school, visit the office at 75 Mapleton Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540 or contact the office by phone at (609) 566-6000.
The Laurel School of Princeton is a division of The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides educational services to children with learning disorders. In addition to The Laurel School of Princeton, Newgrange operates the Newgrange School in Hamilton, New Jersey, and the Ann Robinowitz Education Center in Princeton. Newgrange has been a leader in dyslexia education for more than 35 years.The mission of The Laurel School is to improve educational outcomes for students with learning disabilities and empower them to become accomplished, dynamic members of society.