Holly Jo Hightchew

Holly Hightchew is the Academic Director of Dyslexia Camp at Potter’s Ranch in Union, Kentucky. This past year, the camp served 50 dyslexic children from more than 10 different states. The average rate of reading improvement was 2.38 grade levels in 4 weeks. Additionally, Holly trains parents, teachers, and tutors to use the Orton-Gillingham approach, which teaches dyslexic children to read.

Workshops from Holly Jo Hightchew (may vary by event location)

Dyslexia 101 – What Is Dyslexia

There are a lot of misconceptions out there. This presentation will help parents understand what dyslexia is, what it looks like, and how it affects our children. Information will be presented in terms the whole family can understand. You will leave this seminar with valuable information, but more importantly, with hopefulness as you will be encouraged to find the gifts in your child. This presentation will be filled with stories that will probably make you laugh and cry.

Dyslexia 102 – Identify Dyslexia

How do I know if my child has dyslexia? Dyslexia is easy to spot once you know what you are looking for. We will be talking about common markers dyslexic students share. As we look at these markers, we will investigate why dyslexic students share these markers. Information will be presented in terms the whole family can understand. You will leave this seminar with valuable information, but more importantly, with hopefulness as you will be encouraged to find the gifts in your child. This presentation will be filled with stories that will probably make you laugh and cry.