Welcome To Diane Lyon Interview 


Topic: HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD


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​ON this INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What it is like to be dyslexic.
  • What is collaborative advocacy?
  • What parents can do to help their dyslexic child.
  • The elements of effective reading instruction.
  • Lessons learned while advocating for children.
  • And more...

About DIANE LYON:

Diane Lyon is an accomplished advocate for children, adolescents, and adults who struggle to learn to read. Diane founded the Parent Coalition for Literacy in Indiana where she designed and implemented a state wide advocacy initiative that brought together parents and leaders from the education, legislative, business, and the medical community.

Diane’s passion for education compelled her to take her advocacy and management expertise to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., where she directed programs for a national network of Federal Parent Training Information Centers.

Diane served as project manager for the Research and Evaluation Division at Higher Ed Holdings in Dallas, Texas, and directed the development and implementation of data collection, analysis, and reporting platforms to ensure program effectiveness.

Further, she was also was a Research Projects Manager at Southern Methodist University. She managed a randomized study funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education. The study focus was on the response to intervention, using technology within classrooms with hundreds of at-risk students in the Dallas Independent School District.

Diane Lyon currently provides workshops to states, parents, teachers and administrator, sharing how she effectively implements research into practice, not only in the classroom but in the home. She shares her personal story with dyslexia and describes how she learned of her son’s dyslexia twenty years ago, and the lessons she has learned along the way.

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