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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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September 2018

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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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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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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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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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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Understanding Dyslexia with Brenda Fitzgerald (Rome, GA)

April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Darlington School,
1014 Cave Spring Rd SW , Rome, GA 30161 United States
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6:30 – 8:00 pmDarlington School (Thatcher Hall), Rome, GA This Understanding Dyslexia outreach event will consist of a presentation followed by an open forum with Brenda Fitzgerald. It 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. Brenda will open the floor to Q & A and open discussion. Bring your questions! Presenter: Brenda Fitzgerald, Ed.S., is a Curriculum Specialist…

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March 2018

Bridging the Gap Between Structured Literacy & Assistive Technology

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center,
250 14th St NW, , Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
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When:  Saturday, March 24, 2018 (Morning Program and Afternoon Program) Where:  Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center 250 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 Morning or Afternoon Program: $15 IDA Member; $25 Nonmember Full Day (Sessions Repeat): $25 Member; $35 Nonmember (Children under 16 may attend for free with a registered adult.) This year’s IDA-GA Dimensions of Dyslexia conference, “Bridging the Gap between Structured Literacy & Assistive Technology” has a different format than previous year’s conference events.  This year’s event,…

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Effective Reading Instruction for Children with Dyslexia (Sandy Springs, GA)

March 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sandy Springs Library,
395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 United States
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6:00 – 7:30 pmSandy Springs Library, Sandy Springs, GA Our presenter will discuss the common signs of dyslexia and what parents and teachers can do to help a dyslexic child learn to read with greater ease and expression and to spell with more confidence. Attendees will learn about what is meant by a structured literacy approach, an instructional approach which incorporates Orton-Gillingham principles. The presenter will allow time for discussion following the presentation. About Our Presenter: Jean DeRosa, M.Ed., is an…

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Understanding Executive Functioning (Cumming, GA)

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
N Forsyth Middle School

7:00 – 8:30 pmNorth Forsyth Middle School Media Center, Cumming, GA Does this sound familiar? • Lost assignments • Forgotten homework • Difficulty planning ahead • Struggling to start assignments • Challenged to prioritize tasks Please come and join us to work on strategies for your child to build their own learning system…the key to success in high school, college, and life! Presenter: Elaine is an adjunct Professor in the College of Education at Brenau University and is the founder of…

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Experience Dyslexia – A Simulation (Suwanee, GA)

March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sage School,
800 Satellite Blvd NW, 30024, Suwanee, 30024
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6:00 – 8:00 pmSage School, Suwanee, GA Have you ever wondered how a person with Dyslexia interprets our world? If so, come experience it first hand! “Experience Dyslexia – A Learning Disabilities Simulation” is a hands-on experience, designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily. Participants rotate among six learning stations that simulate various language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace. This event is free and open to adults only. Please register early…

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