Author Archives: Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Dyslexia and Facebook: 3,000 Facebook Fan Appreciation Giveaway

3000 LikesFacebook is a wonderful tool for reaching parents, advocates, colleagues, and those interested in learning more about dyslexia.  Thanks to our fans, the Dyslexia Training Institute’s Facebook page has reached 3,000 likes!

Why are we celebrating this milestone?  Because each person who we can reach through Facebook or any of our social media channels is one more person who now knows more about dyslexia than they did before.  We are using social media to spread the word, educate, and support those who are on the front lines of dyslexia advocacy with us.  3,000 likes is just the beginning.

Thanks for helping us spread the word about dyslexia and be sure to enter our celebration giveaway below!

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Dyslexia: The Parents that Got Away

Dyslexia:  The Parents That Got AwayDownload the PDF version of this article here.

Do you want to know what keeps me up at night? No? Well, I am going to tell you anyway. It’s not my bills, my aches and pains, a good guest host on Saturday Night Live or even the excitement of an upcoming vacation. What keeps me up at night are the parents that come to my office, who tell me their story, trying their best to hold back tears, and who leave my office with the reality of their situation laid out before them and never come back. Continue reading

Dyslexia for a Day Hits the Road! Join Us in Salt Lake City, UT!

Dyslexia for a Day - UtahDr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Tracy Block-Zaretsky are hitting the road and taking Dyslexia for a Day to beautiful Salt Lake City, UT!  Partnering with Decoding Dyslexia – UT, Dyslexia Training Institute will present a day-long dyslexia simulation seminar on June 27, 2014 at The City Library from 9:30am-5pm.


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Dyslexia is Real: One Woman’s Quest

How One Woman Is Changing Her CountryDownload the PDF version of this article here.


In September of 2013, I received an email from a woman who wanted the Dyslexia Training Institute to help her get help to struggling readers in Belize. I thought to myself that it was an interesting concept, but that we probably wouldn’t be able to help since Belize is a Spanish-speaking country (I have since been corrected, English is their national language) and these things usually don’t go anywhere. But, I was interested and emailed her back and so began one of the most fulfilling exchanges of my professional career.

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