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April 2018

“The Big Picture – Rethinking Dyslexia” Movie Screening and Discussion (Martinez, GA)

April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families Forward, LLC, 3506 Professional Circle Suite B
Martinez, GA 30907 United States
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6:00 - 7:30 pmFamilies Forward, Martinez, GA Director James Redford’s highly-acclaimed HBO film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders. The Big Picture not only clears up misconceptions about dyslexia but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. After the movie, parent and clinical psychologist Dr. Dara Delancy will facilitate the audience discussion. This outreach event is meant to connect parents, educators, and all others in the Augusta…

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September 2018

Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course

September 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Swift School, 300 Grimes Bridge Rd
Roswell, 30075 United States
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$195.00

Instructor: Natalie Felix Orton-Gillingham Fellow-in-Training Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 This fall Orton-Gillingham Fellow-in-Training Natalie Felix will lead a three-part OG Subscriber Level course, an introduction to the instructional approach used daily in Swift’s classrooms. Felix highly recommends this course for parents. “While succeeding with dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence, it has everything to do with proper instruction,” says Felix. “That instruction is called the Orton-Gillingham Approach. When a parent deepens their understanding…

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How to Know if Your Child is Struggling (Marietta, GA)

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Syllables Learning Center, 2551 Roswell Rd., Suite 525
Marietta, GA 30075 United States
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Description: When a child is struggling with school work, the earlier problems are addressed, the sooner the child can be back on track for academic success. But how do you know if your child is struggling? During this outreach presentation, you will learn: What should my child be reading? How long should homework take? When is word guessing and poor spelling a sign of something more? Is my child avoiding school work because it’s too difficult? When are behavior problems a…

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Experience Dyslexia® Simulations

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Swift School, 300 Grimes Bridge Rd
Roswell, 30075 United States
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Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. Swift School, Dining Hall 300 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell, GA  30075 Please join Swift School for an exciting evening as the newly created Swift Institute for Learning presents the Experience Dyslexia® simulations from the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA). Experience Dyslexia® is designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia (a specific language learning disability) experience daily. Participants will leave these exercises with insight into working…

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October 2018

Developing Numeracy Skills in the Elementary and Middle Grades

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA United States
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Swift Institute for Learning presents A workshop by Chris Woodin, Ed.M. Mathematics Department Head, Landmark School, Boston Thursday, October 11, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Roswell Adult Recreation Center 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell, GA Chris Woodin, Ed.M. is a specialist in mathematics and in teaching students with language-based learning differences. He has presented at the International Dyslexia Association and Learning Disabilities Association annual conferences, is the author of Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part, Visual Learner, and serves as a consultant…

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