Please join us for the April meeting of the Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education, for a presentation on Reading and Language Based Learning Difficulties by Steve Wilkins of the Carroll School.

The meeting will take place at 7:30 pm. on April 8, 2014 in room 210 of the Education Center at 100 Walnut Street, Newton.  Networking and refreshments will begin at 7:15 pm.

IMPORTANT: Because we anticipate a large turnout for this meeting, please RSVP with the number of people attending to

Steve Wilkins is Head of School at Carroll, a K/1 – 8 school in Lincoln, MA for children with language based learning difficulties, including dyslexia.  With more than 35 years of experience in the field, Steve is passionate about children who learn differently and celebrates their strengths while striving to provide a creative, experiential, outcomes-based curriculum that educates the whole child.  Steve and Carroll are actively engaged in important brain science research that is helping educators understand why and how children with dyslexia learn differently.

Steve’s talk will lay out the best thinking about how children learn or don’t learn to read, what kinds of interventions are most effective, and cutting edge studies that piloting new curricula to address working memory and other associated learning issues.  More than an educator, Steve is a champion for kids who learn differently and what they have to offer the world.