Preeminent Experts to Present: What Parents Need to Know about Dyslexia and Language-based Learning Differences

All parents and guardians are invited to attend Comprehending the Challenge and Potential of Children with Dyslexia and Language-based Learning Differences, a discussion led by two preeminent experts in the field of language-based learning differences. This special presentation will be held on Monday, June 3rd at 5:30 p.m. at Cape Cod Academy (CCA).
 Guest speakers, Jon Green and Jeanette Epstein of The Hamilton School at Wheeler in Providence, Rhode Island, helped to create a successful school within a school for children with learning differences. Jon and Jeanette have begun an exciting outreach initiative to help school communities better understand learning differences.  

Roughly 20% of the people in the US have some kind of learning difference. Dyslexia is the most common language-based learning difference diagnosed in children, and it rarely occurs in isolation. Jon and Jeanette will share insight and answer parents’ questions about children with language-based learning differences. They will provide tools to empower parents and share information and educational strategies. They will review the 12 things parents need to know about dyslexia and learning differences.

Jonathan Green has been Director of The Hamilton School at Wheeler
for the past 27 years and has been a board member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) for six years. Jeanette Epstein has been Director of Admissions at Wheeler School for the past 32 years and the Brown/Wheeler elementary MAT Program. The Hamilton School at Wheeler is an innovative school-within-a-school for 80 students in grades one through eight who have diagnosed language-based learning disabilities.  
Cape Cod Academy is one of the only independent, co-educational, college preparatory schools serving students from kindergarten to grade 12 on Cape Cod.