LASE Update 1/5/2016



Our next meeting is scheduled for January 8th. Draft agenda is posted on our website: Springfield Area LASE

This month we will be doing some collaborative learning groups around dyslexia.

Here are a few items you might be interested in reviewing that we will use in some of our discussions.

Dyslexia Article by Dr. Sally Shaywitz

MO-CASE Discussion Document

Here is a You Tube link for those of us who are more visual and auditory!

Documentary - The Big Picture Rethinking Dyslexia

We will not be meeting in January for book study. We will select our second book and start in February to give everyone time to get a copy of the selected book. If you have any good suggestions for a book feel free to send them my way via email to

CASE Winter Hybrid Conference - FOR FREE!

Springfield Public Schools will be hosting (remotely) the CASE Winter Hybrid Conference on February 11th and 12th. We are grateful to ReThink and SpedTrack as they are providing lunch both days, allowing us to make the conference available at no charge! Handouts will be sent electronically to those registering as they become available (please note that paper copies won't be available at the site).

Please use the following link to sign up so they can plan accordingly for lunch both days.

We will remote into the conference from SPS's new office building located at 1610 East Sunshine on the south side of the road. It is just east of Grove Spa and Oxford Health Care between Oxford and a Phillips 66. It is across the street from Hogan Land and Title. The building is tan, two story and easy to miss as there is not a sign up at this time – hence the landmarks provided!

We hope to see you for the CASE Winter Hybrid! Contact Amy Phipps for any futher info -


Mountain Grove Director, Reta Tyrrell is seeking info from LASE members on Reading Programs or Interventions you are using in your districts.

Please complete the quick survey below. I will have the info to share at any upcoming LASE meeting if you are interested in seeing results!


If the need arises to cancel a regular LASE meeting due to weather I will attempt to get an email out to everyone with sufficient notice. You are also welcome to call, text, or email me to check the status of our meeting if needed.

You can reach me by cell at 417-335-0360 or email