Teachers take part in new dyslexia therapy degree program - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Teachers take part in new dyslexia therapy degree program

State Representative Larry Byrd speaks to students Saturday during orientation for a new Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy program at William Carey University. State Representative Larry Byrd speaks to students Saturday during orientation for a new Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy program at William Carey University.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

About two dozen teachers from across Mississippi are in Hattiesburg this summer, learning how to work with students who have dyslexia and related disorders. They are the first educators to seek degrees in a new program being offered by William Carey University.

It's the Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy.

Orientation was held Saturday.

Among those attending was State Representative Larry Byrd, who authored a law which will provide scholarships for students enrolled in the program.

He also has dyslexia.

"In the process of looking at legislation and trying to think of ways to get help for these children, I discovered that I have dyslexia and it explains so much of my life," he said. "And it's amazing to me how things have just come together with the right people at the right time," he said.

"I wanted to come back to school, get my master's in this and be able to help these children progress on to be better students," said Holli Hinton, a teacher at Laurel Christian School.

"My ultimate goal is to help every child with dyslexia, take them from where they are and move them forward," said Brandi Smith, a teacher at Northwest Rankin Middle School. "But, I also would like to be able to go back and help my fellow educators who don't have the training," she said.

The degree will require 30 hours of classroom study and 720 hours of supervised clinical work.

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Smoke, flames seen shooting from a Coast Guard vessel

    Smoke, flames seen shooting from a Coast Guard vessel

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:59:56 GMT
    Gulfport fire trucks rush to the small craft harbor because of a predawn boat fire (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Gulfport fire trucks rush to the small craft harbor because of a predawn boat fire (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    Flames shot out of a Coast Guard vessel docked at the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor Wednesday morning before sunrise. Gulfport fire trucks rushed to the harbor and quickly poured water on the burning boat.

    More >>

    Flames shot out of a Coast Guard vessel docked at the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor Wednesday morning before sunrise. Gulfport fire trucks rushed to the harbor and quickly poured water on the burning boat.

    More >>
  • Parent discusses concern over To Kill a Mockingbird

    Parent discusses concern over To Kill a Mockingbird

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:07:57 GMT
    Williams and her mother Jessica Williams were not happy when their student came home and shared with them what was happening in her class when discussing To Kill a Mockingbird. (Image Source: WLOX News)Williams and her mother Jessica Williams were not happy when their student came home and shared with them what was happening in her class when discussing To Kill a Mockingbird. (Image Source: WLOX News)

    To Kill a Mockingbird is no longer required reading for 8th graders in the Biloxi school system.

    More >>

    To Kill a Mockingbird is no longer required reading for 8th graders in the Biloxi school system.

    More >>
  • Coast couple hopes surgery will help their little girl walk

    Coast couple hopes surgery will help their little girl walk

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:38 PM EDT2017-10-18 00:38:56 GMT

    Watching your baby take their first step is something all parents look forward to. However, one D'Iberville couple knows that for their little girl, walking won't be possible without major surgery.

    More >>

    Watching your baby take their first step is something all parents look forward to. However, one D'Iberville couple knows that for their little girl, walking won't be possible without major surgery.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly