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September 2021

Webinar: The Power of Personal Narratives

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Webinar by Diana Kennedy -- The Power of Personal Narratives If you work with kids, you probably work on narrative writing. But did you know that working on narratives—in both oral and written language has profound effects from helping students to work through emotional issues and trauma, to improving health outcomes from decreased chance of drug abuse and crime to higher chances of fighting cancer and healing from heart attacks, to increasing executive functions and problem solving, all the way…

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Dyslexia Video Delight – 3 videos on dyslexia for parents, teachers, and students

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DYSLEXIA VIDEO DELIGHT  On Friday night, September 24th, we are having another DYSLEXIA VIDEO DELIGHT  event.  We will have 3 wonderful videos to explain dyslexia.  It will start at 7:00 pm. PRINCE EA - I SUED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM This is a short video with Prince EA explaining how stupid he felt when no one understood his struggles.  He filed a suit and accused the School Board of killing creativity, individuality, and being intellectually abusive. BEING YOU This video features…

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October 2021

The Dyslexia Dash – throughout October

October 1 @ 6:30 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
$10 – $20

Join us in our 2021 Dyslexia Dash. Get together with some friends and/or family, log how far you walk or run, and send it in to us – perhaps with a photo!! OR – YOU CAN MAKE IT A DOGGIE DASH FOR DYSLEXIA. When you send in your results and perhaps a photo, we will send you a DYSLEXIA BOOKMARK along with a DYSLEXIA BRACELET and some information on Dyslexia. TO REGISTER:  go to https://walkrun4dyslexia.eventbrite.com You can walk 2 blocks,…

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Webinar: Fluency is the Bridge, Comprehension is the Destination

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FLUENCY IS THE BRIDGE, COMPREHENSION IS THE DESTINATION. We all know fluency is one of the “Big Five” essential components of reading, but do we have a shared understanding of how fluency is specifically essential to comprehension? Fluent reading provides an all-important link between decoding and comprehension, impacting our ability to engage in reading; develop vocabulary, academic language, and content knowledge; and to ultimately deeply comprehend complex text. This session will provide an overview of what fluency is and how…

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A SIMULATION: Walk in the Shoes of a Student with Dyslexia

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$10 – $12

A SIMULATION: Walk in the Shoes of a Student with Dyslexia You will have the opportunity to participate in activities that demonstrate to you some of the issues experienced by a person with dyslexia. We will use Rick Lavoie's video, How Difficult Can This Be? along with actual activities you will experience. It is a hands-on experience that allows you to put yourself in the shoes of a person who struggles with reading and/or writng. The activities are similar to…

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