PARK CITY, Utah — Park City READS, a local dyslexia advocacy group based in Park City, is hosting several events for Dyslexia Awareness Month. First among these is a free public talk to parents and educators hosted by literacy expert Dr. Louisa Moats on October 6. Dr. Moats will also host a professional development session for K-3 staff in Park City School District on October 7.
Dr. Moats’ presentation will focus on some of the surprising facts about how children learn to read, the problems children face when struggling to read, and insights into instructional methods that can help all children. You can register for the event through this link.
Park City READS Executive Director Elissa Aten said the following about the event and Dr. Moats’ participation:
“We are very proud to host Dr. Moats in Park City. Her landmark research and lectures are considered the gold standard in literacy education. Her body of work is the foundation that ensures reading instruction is effective for all students. In the literacy world, Dr. Moats is a superstar. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing her speak at national conferences, so it’s a thrill to offer this opportunity to parents and educators in our community”
Dr. Moats is the lead author of LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) and has decades worth of experience in researching the science of reading. Her work connecting scientific research and professional pedagogy has earned her international acclaim.
You can learn more about Park City READS and the services they provide here.