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Reading Horizons Webcast Offers Best Practices for Dyslexia Instruction and Intervention

Dyslexia expert Donell Pons, M.Ed., MAT, will explain the process of evaluating for dyslexia and appropriate instruction and accommodations for students with print-based disabilities

(SALT LAKE CITY) January 10, 2017 — Reading Horizons (, a multisensory curriculum used to rapidly increase reading skills, today announced its upcoming webcast, Dyslexia: Best Practices for Instruction and Intervention (

The webcast will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Donell Pons, M.Ed., MAT. Pons is currently the Literacy Coordinator at American International School of Utah, sits on the board of Decoding Dyslexia Utah, and is a tutor at the University of Utah Reading Clinic. She became a dyslexia expert and advocate after her husband and two of her four children were diagnosed with the learning disability. 

“My mission is to identify, screen, and remediate every student who struggles with reading and engage every K-12 teacher in the reading process,” said Pons.

In the 60-minute webcast, Pons will address the details of dyslexia evaluations as well as how to serve students with dyslexia through individualized education programs and 504 plans. Pons will also share assistive technologies and instructional strategies for struggling readers and those who meet the profile for dyslexia. The webcast will include a live Q&A to answer questions submitted by viewers.

“We’re committed to raising awareness of dyslexia and providing resources that can be useful for educators and families,” said Tyson Smith, the President of Reading Horizons. “We want to empower them with information that will provide support for students with dyslexia.” 

Educators interested in taking part in the webcast can register at to receive updates and a link to access the free presentation. Following the broadcast, educators may download a certificate of attendance.

This is the third webcast in a professional learning series for educators offered by Reading Horizons and hosted by Pons. The first webcast, Teaching Reading: The Number One Job of Every Educator, can be accessed here ( The second installment, Dyslexia: What Every Educator Should Know, can be viewed here (

About Reading Horizons
For more than 30 years, Reading Horizons has been dedicated to perfecting a reading method that has proven successful for beginning readers, struggling readers, and students learning English. Reading Horizons products are research-based and use a multisensory system that provides explicit, systematic, and sequential decoding instruction. For more information, please visit

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