A community embracing students with dyslexia and language learning differences.

Odyssey's Outreach

Dedicated to Changing the Lives of Children

The mission of Outreach is to share Odyssey's expertise in dyslexia education and its compassion for children with language learning differences to the greater community.

Odyssey's Outreach goals:

To increase awareness of dyslexia and related language learning differences in the greater community.

To facilitate the early identification of children at risk for language learning differences.

To support on-going research into the most effective teaching methods for children with language learning differences.

To provide training and professional development in best practices in the field of dyslexic education.

Outreach Intiatives

Workshops and Presentations

As a part of Odyssey's commitment to developing lifelong learning in parents, teachers, and the greater community in the area of language learning differences, Odyssey provides a variety of presentations, professional development workshops to professionals and parents throughout the year. Odyssey's faculty and administration are available to present to schools and organizations on a myriad of topics concerning dyslexia, language learning differences, and early intervention.

Free Early Language and Literacy Screening

Recognizing the compelling research that highlights the importance of early identification of students' needs and the potency of intervention, Odyssey seeks opportunities to identify students as young as four and five years old who are at risk for reading failure. Odyssey uses highly trained, certified and experienced professionals to provide this free screening service to children who are four to eight years of age.

School and Community Partnerships

Committed to the ongoing relationship with organizations in the greater community who support the development of children with language learning differences, Odyssey establishes and maintains relationships with several area groups and professionals.

Internships for Area College Students

The Odyssey School opens its doors each year to students from area colleges looking to learn more about education, language learning differences, speech pathology, and related fields.

Speaker Series

Lindsay Dryden Speaker Series

Each year, the Lindsay Dryden Speaker Series has brought compelling speakers to The Odyssey School. Parents, psychologists, admission directors, learning specialists and heads of schools from schools and dyslexia affiliated organizations attend these presentations. Notable speakers have included Dr. Bob Brooks, Dr. John Ratey, Dr. Rick Lavoie, Dr. Ed Hallowell, Dr. Angela Duckworth, Dr. John Gabrieli, and 2015 presenter Dr. Russell Barkley.

"We All Learn" Speaker Series

This event, held annually in October, is a partnership with Stevenson University's Kappa Delta Pi honor society. Each year, we welcome a prominent speaker for a presentation intended to engage and connect a community of professionals, parents, and college students, sharing the same commitment and passion for educating students with language learning differences.

Free Literacy Screenings

Recognizing the compelling research that highlights the importance of early identification of students’ needs and the potency of early intervention, Odyssey seeks opportunities to identify students as young as four and five years old who are at risk for reading failure.

The Odyssey School offers free screening for early language and literacy skills and signs of reading difficulty. Odyssey uses highly trained, certified and experienced professionals to provide this free service to children who are four to eight years of age.

If your child demonstrates difficulty with acquiring reading and literacy skills and shows early signs of reading difficulty, please set up an appointment for screening.

The screening can indicate whether a child is exhibiting specific difficulties in reading and language development. General recommendations and information regarding early warning signs will be provided for parents.

Free Screenings take place during the months of October, November, January , February, March and April.

Our professional staff of speech and language pathologists and reading specialists provide free screenings to preschool and school aged children.

For more information, contact Adrianne Cusick at acusick@theodysseyschool.org

Professional Training and Workshops

Odyssey provides a variety of presentations, professional development and workshops to professionals and parents.

Phono-Graphix Certification Training

The Odyssey School provides a 35 hour training course in the Phono-Graphix Reading Method. The five day course, offered in the summer, provides theoretical background, lesson demonstrations, hands-on activities and practice lessons. ( ASHA Approved Credit)

Presentations to the Community

Odyssey provides a variety of presentations, professional development and workshops to professionals and parents.

Our faculty and administration are available to present to schools and organizations on a myriad of topics concerning dyslexia, language learning differences and early intervention.

Recent presentations concerning early identification and intervention have been given to area preschool directors and Maryland Association of Non-public Special Education Facilities.

Summer Camp at The Odyssey School

Summer Camp at The Odyssey School is an enriching and creative program offering instruction in writing and reading in the morning, and games, sports, and outdoor discovery in the afternoon!

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