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SDSquared and our partners host events designed to help both students and educators to change the conversation about dyslexia education. We believe these students represent the very best of the future workforce and it is our mission to help them reach their full potential. 

From the yearly Dyslexic Edge: Pathways to STEM Excellence Conference and Festival, to our summer camps, to our teacher workshops and future STEM clubs, this initiative is where we build confidence in students with dyslexia while equipping educators to help them learn. 

Dyslexic Edge: Pathways to STEM Excellence Conference

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This conference is intended for educators, industry professionals, parents and students from kindergarten to the university level.

We present a myriad of speakers, workshops, and panels all designed on how to best educate children with dyslexia so they ALL reach their full potential. Topics include:

  • The science of dyslexia

  • The STEM Dyslexia connection

  • Best teaching practices in reading and in STEM fields

  • Identifying dyslexia

  • Assistive technology

  • Evaluating for dyslexia

Learn more about the Dyslexic Edge: Pathways to STEM Excellence Conference and Festival 

Dyslexic Edge: Citizen ROVers Camp


This one of a kind week long camp for students with dyslexia in grades 4-8 is designed to expose kids to a myriad of science, technology, engineering, and math topics. Students will become citizen scientists, working with scientists, and engineers to solve real world challenges. Beginning their adventure by building an underwater remotely operated vehicle called Seapearch, students will learn how to use their robots to collect data will therefore become part of the larger scientific community even before they graduate high school!

Students Will:

  • Build their own Seaperch in teams of 4

  • Conduct fun and challenging STEM experiments in areas such as biology, electrical engineering, meteorology, geospatial systems, robotics, coding, and more!

  • Hear from scientists and engineers about their work in the areas of biology, zoology, robotics, and more and how they use tools like Seaperch to solve problems and learn about the world

  • Learn how to upload data to a database and use it to help answer important questions about the environment

  • Present their ROV and findings at a celebration at the end of the camp

Details for Summer 2019

DATES: Monday, July 22nd-July 26th 2019

TIME: 12pm-3pm with after care option

LOCATION: St. Bernadette Catholic School, 7602 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA

PRICE: $195