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April 2017

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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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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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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Understanding Dyslexia

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School,
7171 Glenridge Drive NE, Atlanta, 30328 United States
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6:30pm to 8:00pmAtlanta – St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School Description Understanding Dyslexia is designed to educate participants in the origin, characteristics, remediation and accommodations for the neurobiological disability known as Dyslexia. This is the most common reading disability found in the classroom. Presenter: Brenda Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Education in Early Childhood and an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She is certified as a Reading Specialist K-12, has…

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How to Help My Struggling Reader

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Fairview Public Library,
28 Austin Rd, Stockbridge, 30281 United States
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Stockbridge GA DESCRIPTION Is my student really struggling with reading? When should I start worrying, and what should I do? Outreach attendees will learn the signs of a struggling reader at different ages and curriculum components that need to be present to help correct the problems. Speaker: Jennifer A. Hasser M.Ed., Past President of the International Dyslexia Association of Georgia and Executive Director of Syllables Learning Center/Kendore Learning. Decoding Dyslexia Georgia and the International Dyslexia Association – GA would like…

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The Connection Between Speech-Language Development and Dyslexia

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forsyth County Board of Education,
1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, 30040 United States
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Join us as we discuss what is typical speech-language development, when to be concerned, and what to do about your concerns. Presenter Anne Reed, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and is certified at the Associate Level with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (www.ortonacademy.org).   This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and to register: https://languageinforsythannereed.eventbrite.com

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Dyslexia Day at the Capitol 2017

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
GA Capitol

Join us at the Georgia State Capitol to raise awareness.  We’ll meet in the Rotunda at 9 AM. More info coming soon.

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February 2017

How to Talk to Legislators

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Schenck School,
282 Mt. Paran Road, Atlanta, GA United States
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How to Make Change in Your Local Community The Schenck School, 282 Mt. Paran Road, Atlanta, GA Fiquette Dining Hall Join Decoding Dyslexia of Georgia founding member, Colleen O’Toole Beguiristain, and Decoding Dyslexia Legislative Chair and Special Education Attorney, Alicia C. Gant as they talk about How to Make Change in Your Local Community and How to Talk to Legislators. Also, learn about Dyslexia Day at the Capitol on March 1. Please register for this event here. We hope to…

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Helping Students Use Assistive Technology to Achieve Academic Success

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forsyth County Board of Education,
1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, 30040 United States
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7:00pm to 8:30pm Cumming, Georgia 30040 Join us for a presentation focused on assistive technology solutions for students with learning differences (LD)! Liz Persaud and Sam Peters from Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program under AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center at Georgia Tech will share some of the basic difficulties individuals with learning disabilities encounter in their daily lives. Sharing personal and professional experiences, Liz and Sam will illustrate the challenges of living and working with ADHD, dyslexia, and…

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Dyslexia: Information and Advice for Parents and Teachers

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fideles Christian School,
1390 Weber Industrial Drive, Cumming, 30041
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7:00pm to 8:30pm Cumming, Georgia 30040 Dyslexia: Information and Advice for Parents and Teachers Why do some kids struggle with reading and spelling? Our presenters will explain what dyslexia is, how to recognize it, and strategies for how parents and educators can help. Speakers: Josie Calamari, M.Ed., is a Fellow-in-Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (www.ortonacademy.org) and is the Teacher Training Coordinator at The Schenck School (www.schenck.org). Ellen Hill, M.Ed., is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham…

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