Gillette College Hosts 3rd Learning Disability Summit

(Gillette, Wyo.) A conference focusing mainly on dyslexia was in its final day of presentation this afternoon on the Gillette College campus. ADHD expert Alexandra Kasik of Tulane University and Shana Ayers from the Campbell County School District were two of the speakers that explored the causes, treatment, and impact of learning disabilities like dyslexia. Associate Dean Scott Engel (pictured) closed the day with a discussion about Tourette Syndrome. "This third year of our Learning Disability Dyslexia Summit firmly establishes Gillette College as a national hub for discussing ideas related to dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities," said Engel. "We are proud to stand with those affected by these disorders and with those who seek to assist them in their educational efforts." Learning disabilities and other cognitive disorders can occur in people from any sort of background or intellectual level. They also can run in families. It's estimated that 15 - 20% of the population may have difficulties in reading and language processing. #county17 #news