Friday, October 07, 2016

[121] ‘MTSU On the Record’ untangles dyslexia and new state law

MURFREESBORO — The next ‘MTSU On the Record’ radio program will tackle the thorny learning disability called dyslexia.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Tim Odegard, holder of the Murfree Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies, will air at the program’s new times, 8 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, and 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, on WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5 and

The Tennessee Center for the Treatment and Study of Dyslexia will host “Cut the Red Tape and Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia,” a symposium for parents and educators, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the McWherter Learning Resources Center. The event already has reached full capacity, but future events are being planned.

Odegard said students, teachers and parents need to know about the new Tennessee dyslexia law, which went into effect this year.

“As of right now, schools should be providing dyslexia-specific interventions to students who have characteristics of dyslexia, and schools are needing to make sure that their practices are aligned to find those characteristics so that they have the pieces in place to do that,” said Odegard.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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