Outreach & Workshops


Attend one of our events to learn about learning disabilities and proven strategies for success.

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Churchill Center & School’s Outreach Program is essential in strengthening our mission of fostering greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities by training other educators, supporting families, and enlightening the community.

Since the inception of our Community Outreach Program in 1990, more than 31,000 educators, parents, students, and other supporters have been given the opportunity to experience and broaden their understanding of learning disabilities.

We offer Teacher Workshops, Parent Workshops, Student Workshops, Community Service Events, and a Speaker Series. Each one of these programs offers our community a variety of services to recognize learning disabilities and to then equip the participants with strategies and knowledge to offer further assistance.

Reviews from Outreach Program Attendees:

  • “What a great role model Churchill Center & School is for our community.”
    – Educational Program Director
  • “Please accept my gratitude for your willingness to come and speak with our staff. There’s a lot of exciting things happening with study skills — a daily “organizational tip of the day,” teachers actively teaching study skills, and many more ideas brewing.”
    – Middle School Director
  • “You had a positive impact on me when you presented at our school, and I am still using your references.”
    – High School Principal
  • “Faculty members found the topics to be pertinent and directed to their needs and concerns.”
    – Learning Consultant
  • “The speakers were fascinating and I am avidly reading their book, Overcoming Dyslexia. I am very impressed with the knowledge base of the teachers at Churchill as well as their dedication and professionalism!”
    – St. Louis Area Psychologist
  • “Both presenters were terrific and all in attendance left with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to begin a new school year.”
    – Elementary Principal

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Decoding Dyslexia-MO “Step Up for Dyslexia” Walk


Come join Churchill Center & School and Decoding Dyslexia Missouri as we celebrate dyslexia awareness with DDMO's Annual Step Up for Dyslexia Walk sponsored by Speech Language Learning Systems. The walk will begin with a picnic and take place in beautiful Queeny Park on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018. After the awareness walk, we will have a special guest visit from Louie of the St. Louis Blues! Various sponsor tables will be set up with information about dyslexia, as well as activities for the kids including *New this year-The Bubble Bus!!! Plus much more!

With your support, this event will rally families, friends and supporters of DDMO as we work together to achieve our mission and create change for children and adults with dyslexia in our community. All proceeds will directly support DDMO’s mission.

KS-MO IDA “Dyslexia Dash 5K”

The KS-MO IDA is proud to present the third annual Dyslexia Dash on Sunday, October 21st. Our community is strong and we welcome all to attend this 5K Dash. This year's theme is "Moving Mountains" because people with dyslexia move many mountains to do amazing things. KS-MO IDA is working to move mountains by providing teacher training scholarships and Learning Ally accounts for students. The funds raised at the Dyslexia Dash go towards teacher scholarships and Learning Ally accounts. Please register before September 25 to receive a race t-shirt.

8:30 a.m. Check in and t-shirt pickup.
9:00 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk.

Registration Fee: $30.
Children under 14: $25
Children under 4: FREE
Teams of 10 or more: $25

Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop

November 14 - 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

The Wilson Reading System® is a comprehensive remedial program for students in grades 2-12 and adults needing intensive intervention. This 16.5 hour introductory workshop provides hands-on practice and application of skills with the WRS Lesson Plan to effectively begin implementing the program.

Workshop topics will include:
• Reading research
• Principles of language structur
• How the WRS addresses the five areas of reading
• Program implementation
• Student placement, progress monitoring and scheduling
• Creating a successful classroom environment
• Writing lesson plans and practicing lesson procedures

$650 per participant without lunch (bring your own lunch) OR
$680 per participant with lunch provided each day

This workshop provides an introduction to the newest Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition and is a prerequisite for all other Wilson training.

Materials are not included. All materials can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training®.

To register with a PO, please contact Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

Learn More

For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Community Outreach, at 314-997-4343 or mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.