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March 2017

How to Address Fine Motor and Writing Success using Tablet Apps

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Alpharetta Library,
10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, 30004 United States
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6:30pm to 7:45pmAlpharetta – Alpharetta Library Description: Does your child have trouble with fine motor activities, neatness with handwriting, or organization of writing activities? Is your student motivated by technology? Polly Benson, OTR/L will teach you how to leverage apps on smart technology for fine motor strengthening, dysgraphia, reversals, illegible handwriting, sensory deficits, and executive function weaknesses. We will review apps, strategies and how to utilize available technology for better, more legible writing. Do you have a phone in your…

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April 2017

Sifting Through Parental Rights

April 20 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Fairview Public Library,
28 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281 United States
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5:45 pm to 7:45 pm Stockbridge – Fairview Public Library Is your child struggling with reading and writing? Do you understand how to navigate the public school? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Take a deep breath and come to the April 20 outreach meeting. Our outreach presenter will teach you about your parental rights and strategies for working with the school. Speaker: Angela Gattison from Parent 2 Parent of Georgia Decoding Dyslexia Georgia and the International Dyslexia Association – GA would like…

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Understanding the Relationship Between Motivation, Learning, and Executive Function

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Decatur Library,
215 Sycamore Street, Decatur,
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7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Decatur – Decatur Library Description: This presentation is designed to help middle and high school parents understand the cognitive processes behind Executive Functions (EF) and ways in which they impact a child’s effort, goal-setting, organization, study skills, and motivation. Executive Functioning (EF) means being goal-driven, self-motivated, self-sufficient, introspective, and engaged in learning. The developing brain needs guidance and support to promote mastery of Executive Functioning ability. Sucheta Kamath will discuss ways parents can direct their children…

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Understanding Dyslexia: An Overview

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Darlington School,
1014 Cave Spring Rd SW , Rome, GA 30161 United States
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Rome, GA Does your child struggle with reading, writing, and spelling? If you have a child or a student who has been diagnosed with dyslexia or a student or child you suspect may have dyslexia, this outreach event is for you. This presentation is designed to provide an overview of the following topics: characteristics of dyslexia, information on diagnosing dyslexia and information to better understand the most effective remediation interventions and accommodations. This is an open forum. Ongoing questions are…

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