April 2015 Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter

 

 

 

April 2015

Dyslexia Bill has Shadow Support

How do we help children with dyslexia overcome the shame, frustration, and defeat from struggling to read? In support of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon, Shadow Project Founder and Executive Director Christy Scattarella recently testified in Salem, urging lawmakers to pass SB 612.

In part, Senate Bill 612 would require Oregon teachers in training at the university level to take coursework in dyslexia, and for school districts to screen for dyslexia risk factors early.

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Reading Takes More than a Book

Imagine being a third grader who loves books, but doesn’t have the tools to read well. To help engage children with learning challenges, The Shadow Project will notch an Oregon first in May with the unveiling of a unique SuperSensory Literacy Space, as part of Portland Public Schools Read Together initiative.

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Empowering Parents at Bridger

Parents are key to helping students with learning challenges. That’s why the Shadow Project is pleased to be one of many community partners participating in Bridger School’s first Community Summit, on April 18. Shadow will host an interactive table, and be involved in an afternoon discussion.

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We Love Our Volunteers!

While for many, spring break is about playing in the sun, 12 students from Whitman College spent a portion of their spring vacation in the Shadow Project’s warehouse, prepping books for the launch of our SuperSensory Literacy spaces.

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