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Fletcher Forum

The mission of The Rankin Institute's Fletcher Forum is to increase public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities. This event is an annual presentation by a nationally recognized expert in the field of learning disabilities. It is underwritten by corporate and individual sponsors and is open to the public at no charge. The Fletcher Forum provides education and enrichment to teachers, other professionals, parents and community members.

This workshop is free and open to the public. 

Information regarding our 22nd Annual Fletcher Forum are coming soon. Details from our 2019 Forum are below:

The Twenty First Annual Fletcher Forum

The Golden Age of Dyslexia

featuring Dean Starbuck Bragonier.


February 7, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm

About Dean

Dean is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility Inc, a nonprofit organization that designs and delivers proprietary curricula to students with dyslexia. NoticeAbility offers authentic inquiry experiences in vocational subjects that cater to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind: entrepreneurship, engineering, architecture and narrative storytelling. Dean will discuss the neuroscience of the dyslexic brain and how this shapes experience and identity formation in a developing child. A firm believer in positive reinforcement and what he calls “dyslexic potential,” Dean will share how we can introduce our students to their unique cognitive advantages, allowing them to reveal their inherent capabilities and  empowering them to become self-actualized, confident human beings.  

Laura Hutchison
The Rankin Institute at The Fletcher School
704-365-4658, ext. 1155

Dean Starbuck Bragonier photo

Dean has founded his own nonprofit organizations and served as board member and advisor to a number of others. NoticeAbility is the culmination of Dean’s passion for education and his conviction that the advantages of dyslexia far outweigh its associated challenges.