The Fort Worth Scottish Rite August Stated meeting will focus on the Luke Waites Center for Dsylexia and Learning Disorders of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. The speaker will be Ms. Gladys Kolenovsky, Administrative Director of the Center. The Center is named for Dr. Luke Waites, who in 1965 established a program at the Hospital to identify and treat children with learning disorders, primarily dyslexia. The World Federation of Neurology met at the Hospital in 1968 and formulated the first consensus definition of developmental dyslexia. The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia is internationally recognized in the field of learning disorders.
The Center provides evaluation and diagnosis for children with academic learning disorders, as well as specialized treatment for those with dyslexia. Led by medical director Dr. Jeff Black and administrative director Gladys Kolenovsky, the center’s team combines the experience and skills of medicine and education. Services include, an academic assessment center, dyslexia therapist training, educational outreach and research.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects approximately 10 percent of children. Those diagnosed with dyslexia have trouble connecting sounds to letter symbols. This affects the way children with dyslexia learn to read and spell. Fortunately, major strides have been made in understanding the language-based disorder, many of them at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Children with dyslexia can learn to read and be successful despite their learning differences.
The tiled stated meeting begins at 6 pm followed by a dinner opened to all Masons, their spouses and guests. Ms. Kolenovsky will address the dinner gathering. Cost of the meal is $11 per person.