10.08.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Senate Education Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Tuesday

BATON ROUGE — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will chair two Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The hearing in New Orleans is titled Developmental Perspective on Testing for Dyslexia, and the hearing in Baton Rouge is titled Educational Milestones of Dyslexia.

The hearings follow the passage of a bipartisan resolution in the U.S. Senate designating October 2015 as “National Dyslexia Awareness Month,” recognizing that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed. The Resolution, S. Res. 275, can be read HERE.

Details on the hearings can be found below:

NEW ORLEANS HEARING

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10:00 A.M. CST

WHERE:

Homer L. Hitt Alumni & Visitor Center

Ballroom

University of New Orleans, Lakefront Campus

2000 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA 70148

WHO:

Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D.

Witnesses include:

Dr. Bennett Shaywitz, Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Yale University School of Medicine

Ms. Karen Chauvin, Director, Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders, Nicholls State University

Mr. Ameer Baraka, Actor

Mr. J.J. Buquet, President Buquet Distributing Co. 

BATON ROUGE HEARING

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

3:00 P.M. CST

WHERE:

Dalton Woods Auditorium

Energy Coast and Environment Building at LSU

Nicholson Drive Extension

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

WHO:

Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D.

Witnesses include:

Dr. Bennett Shaywitz, Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Yale University School of Medicine

Ms. Margaret Law, Dyslexia/504 Coordinator, Central Community School System

Ms. Allyce Trapp, Student

Rev. Derrius M. Montgomery, Associate Minister Greater King David Baptist Church 

 

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