Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Association holds annual meeting

Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Association holds annual meeting

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Association held it's annual meeting and conference today at William Carey University.

It gave the state's therapists in the field a chance to review programs and instructional material for the upcoming school year.

The association's goal is to support Dyslexia therapists and be an advocate for those individuals with dyslexia through training practices and research.

"We are very blessed here in Mississippi because we now have an infrastructure with solid intervention services. Teachers are being trained as dyslexia therapists to provide this proper intervention service. We know that early intervention is key, that's why the law states that we must screen these children in kindergarten and once again in the first grade so that we do not leave these children behind," said Cena Holifield, Director of The 3D school in Petal.

William Carey University is one of two universities in the state that offers a Dyslexia Therapy Masters degree program.

Nearly 50 people were in attendance.