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April 18, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Dyslexia center

plans simulation

The Children's Dyslexia Center, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Regional Group of the International Dyslexia Association, will present a Dyslexia Simulation at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Masonic Temple located at 227 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The presentation is provided for educators, parents, siblings, professionals and others who want to better understand the struggles of those with reading and related learning challenges, according to Nicole Brown, center director.

The simulation helps participants understand how it feels to be a person with dyslexia in a school setting.

Participants can take part in six simulated activities which mimic the experiences and processing of those with dyslexia. They include:

-- Learn to Read: a beginning reading problem;

-- Listen to Me: an auditory figure-ground problem;

-- Write with Mirrors: a visual-motor and writing problem;

-- Name That Letter: a letter-word identification problem;

-- Write or Left: a copying and writing problem; and

-- Hear and Spell: an auditory discrimination problem

Seating is limited to 100. The donation for participation is $15 per person. For information, contact the Children's Dyslexia Center by phone at (740) 282-4875 or by e-mail at

Organ donation

topic for Rotary

The Steubenville Rotary Club will welcome Carl Cook of Wintersville, a recipient of both a kidney and tissue donation, to its Friday noon meeting at the YWCA to discuss Lifeline of Ohio, the organ donors support organization.

Bill Cable, owner of Austin Lake and a retired educator, will discuss "What Rotary Has Done for Me" at the April 26 noon luncheon and business meeting.

Suzanne Kresser is April program chair.

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