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Expert: Teachers are 'most important variable' for dyslexic kids

from The New Canaan Advertiser

"English is a great language, but it's part of the problem." Words of wisdom from Margie Gillis, project director at the Haskins Literacy Initiative at Yale University, delivered earlier this month to a room of parents and educators at Royle School in Darien, Conn. Gillis's visit was sponsored by Darien's Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, and she spoke for roughly two hours about dyslexia being both a blessing and a curse. As with any learning disability, teachers make the biggest difference with students and their ability to learn, Gillis said. "They are the most important variable," she said. more

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