Holly Jo Hightchew

Holly Hightchew loves watching children learn. This is the reason that she selected to homeschool her own three children. It was only after her youngest daughter was diagnosed with profound dyslexia that Holly geared her passion and training to helping children with dyslexia successfully learn to read. She now works with dyslexic students and their parents as the Academic Director of Dyslexia Camp at Potter’s Ranch in Union, Kentucky. She provides reading assessments and helps train parents, teachers and tutors to work with children using the Orton-Gillingham method. She is a Certified Barton Tutor.

In addition to helping children with dyslexia, Holly teaches composition and literature classes and psychology classes to homeschooled high school students. She also helps prep homeschool students, including those with dyslexia, to take the ACT and SAT tests. Holly’s love of reading is obvious as she volunteered as a trustee for her local library for eight years and helped secure funds for the addition of a new children’s wing. Her passion for children can be found in the many summers she served as a counselor at an area Christian camp. Before having own her children, Holly worked in the steel industry as a Human Resources and Public Relations Manager. She and her husband, Bob, have been happily married for 29 years, and along with their three children, live in Warsaw, Kentucky.

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 is 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.

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Dyslexia 102 – 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.

Special Needs

Dyslexia 103 – So my child has dyslexia, now what?

Dyslexia can seem overwhelming for both the child and the parent. This session will provide you will practical (and I do mean practical) methods every family can utilize. While teaching a child to read will require repetition and structure, helping a child retain information learned can be lots of fun. Don’t be discouraged. There is hope! 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.

Special Needs

I’m Dyslexia – Great! Me Too!

This encouraging presentation is for children from ages 6 to 18. And when I say encouraging, I mean encouraging. Your child will leave this session understanding what makes them different and how that makes them great. Dyslexia is not a disability. A challenge, yes. But not a disability. These kids are super smart, and they need to know it. Parents are encouraged to attend because I’m going to tell you all the things your child wishes you knew about them. This presentation will be filled with stories that will be intended to make your child leave with a smile!

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