Community Education: Why Wait for Failure?


Earl Oremus, Ed.M., will present "Why Wait for Failure? Early Intervention and Identification for Reading Problems" at our next Community Education event on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7-9 p.m. at the Upper School campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Families and professionals are welcome. Please RSVP online or call 440.832.7850.

Reading is the foundational skill that all other learning is built upon. During this presentation, Mr. Oremus will discuss the following topics:

  • Students must first learn to read before they can read to learn.
  • Early identification of children who will struggle learning to read is quick, inexpensive, easy, and accurate.
  • Early intervention can prevent failure, and is more successful than later attempts to remediate.
  • The most effective intervention practices are clearly established by extensive research.

Mr. Oremus is the retired headmaster of Marburn Academy in Columbus. With a career in education spanning 40 years, Mr. Oremus has served as an English Teacher, Writing Instructor, Reading Tutor, Language Skills Specialist, Faculty Trainer, Curriculum Designer, and as a School Leader. His work has centered on developing better classroom instruction to help students who learn differently fulfill their potential.

Mr. Oremus regularly presents at regional and national conferences; and has trained teachers and consulted on program design in over a hundred public and private schools in a dozen states. He is a two-term past President of the Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and was a Founding Board Member of the Columbus Scottish Rite Children's Learning Center. Mr. Oremus received certification as an Orton-Gillingham Language Therapist from Massachusetts General Hospital in 1978 and a Master's degree from Harvard University in 1980.

This presentation is made possible by the generosity of the Bicknell Fund.

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