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March 2018

Understanding Executive Functioning (Cumming, GA)

March 20 @ 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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Effective Reading Instruction for Children with Dyslexia (Sandy Springs, GA)

March 21 @ 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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Bridging the Gap Between Structured Literacy & Assistive Technology

March 24 @ 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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April 2018

Understanding Dyslexia with Brenda Fitzgerald (Rome, GA)

April 12 @ 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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“The Big Picture – Rethinking Dyslexia” Movie Screening and Discussion (Martinez, GA)

April 19 @ 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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