Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Merrick Foundation
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • The Oklahoman/Anschutz Foundation
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation

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"These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students."

Lisa | Teacher


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Dyslexia at the Capitol

Two Interim Studies on Dyslexia in 2016

Two interim Studies by Representatives Ann Coody and Mike Shelton addressed the current status of SB 1565, passed in 2012, and the quality of life for students with dyslexia in Oklahoma. Payne Education Center and others shared with legislators the progress on securing institutions of Higher Education to participate in the SB 1565 pilot study to implement Multisensory Structured Language in teacher preparation programs and what struggles students with dyslexia face in Oklahoma's public schools.