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Dr. Suzanne Carreker Speaks to WCU’s Master’s in Dyslexia Therapy Students

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 2, 2013 - Dr. Suzanne Carreker, a certified academic language therapist and a master instructor at Neuhaus Education Center (NEH) in Houston, Texas, spoke to students in William Carey University’s Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy program on June 28 in Fairchild Hall. Dr. Carreker wrote Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, which is the primary curriculum used by the WCU students in the dyslexia program. The program is brand new, and the inaugural cohort of 24 students just finished their first two classes, taught by Dr. Regina Boulware-Gooden, vice president of research at NEC, and Rai Thompson, qualified instructor of dyslexia therapy at NEC.

A reception was held to welcome Dr. Carreker to WCU, and to honor the students for completion of their first courses. Dr. Carreker then gave a short presentation, presenting the students and professors with an overview of the curriculum the program is using.
This dyslexia therapy training program is a research-based program to train therapists to work with students with dyslexia and related disorders. The training program has been strongly supported by both the National and Mississippi Scottish Rite Masons, and the Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Association.

For more information, contact Dr. Cena Holifield, coordinator of the WCU Dyslexia Therapy Program, at cholifield@wmcarey.edu.
 

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Pictured are students and professors in William Carey University’s Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy program with Dr. Suzanne Carreker, a certified academic language therapist and a master instructor at Neuhaus Education Center (NEH) in Houston, Texas. Dr. Carreker served as a guest speaker for the program on June 28. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Karyn Charles, instructor of dyslexia at The 3-D school in Petal; Donna George, instructor of dyslexia at The 3-D school in Petal; Dr. Cena Holifield, coordinator of the WCU Dyslexia Therapy Program; Rai Thompson, qualified instructor of dyslexia therapy at Neuhaus Education Center, Dr. Regina Boulware-Gooden, vice president of research at NEC, Nancy Magee, adjunct instructor of dyslexia, and Dr. Suzanne Carreker. The students are Jennifer Acosta, Bay St. Louis; Morgan Allsup, Petal; Marcia Barksdale, Ocean Springs; Sue Boutwell, Hattiesburg Tracie Craft, Vancleave; Shea Crosby, Hattiesburg; Hollie Davis, Brandon; Holli Hinton, Laurel; Tina Litton, Petal; Heather Maxwell, Summit; April McCrary, Meridian; Donna Meloling, Magee; Jo Ann Mestayer, Bay Waveland; Lynda Miller, Duncan; Regina Mills, Waynesboro; Cindy Peden, Oak Grove; Jessica Powell, Petal; Sara Sensenig, Laurel; Greta Singletary, Picayune; Brandi Smith, Brandon; Pearlie Smith, Oak Grove; Kelly Sumrall, Petal; Courtney Thrash, Heidelberg, and Susan Whitcomb, Hattiesburg.