Tuesday, March 19, 2013

FREE Dyslexia Presentation

Susan Barton, a leading expert in the field of dyslexia, will present a FREE 3 hour presentation in Cold Spring, KY.

First Baptist Church of Cold Spring
4410 Alexandria Pike Cold SpringKY 41076

Friday, April 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

To Register, click here.

You will learn:

  1. Dyslexia's inheritance patterns and the genetic link
  2. The symptoms of mild dyslexia in adults
  3. The classic warning signs in children
  4. Why most dyslexic children don't qualify for special ed
  5. Research-based  "best practices"  to improve spelling, reading, and writing
  6. Why tutoring alone is not enough  --  and much more!!!  

Who should attend?
Parents who are trying to determine if dyslexia is their child's issue, or who know it is and need to understand all the areas that it will impact, including math and memorization
Teachers who don't understand why children who can't master spelling and struggle with reading don't qualify for special education services
Reading Specialists who need to know how to informally identify which of their struggling readers may have dyslexia -- and what to do to help them
Principals who want to start early intervention programs to achieve the goal of No Child Left Behind -- that every student is reading at grade level by the end of third grade
Resource Specialists who need to know how to close the gap for students who have a learning disability
School Psychologists who want to learn to distinguish dyslexia from other learning disabilities
Speech Language Therapists who are often the first specialists to work with dyslexic children because of their difficulty articulating R's and L's, M's and N's, and S, SH and CH
Pediatricians who are often asked by parents to test their children for dyslexia
Counselors and Psychologists who often deal with the lifelong emotional damage that undetected dyslexia and academic failure causes

Susan Barton is trained in seven different Orton-Gillingham-based programs and teaches graduate-level courses on dyslexia through the University of San Diego.
Susan was recently inducted into the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honor.
Click here  to learn more about Susan.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Join Learning Ally for a FREE webinar

Dyslexia: Diagnosis,
Planning and Support for Struggling Readers 

Join us for a free live webinar

When students begin to experience challenges with reading and related learning issues, it can be difficult for parents to understand what specifically is happening and how to best support their children. 

In this free one-hour webinar sponsored by Learning Ally, Dr. Paul B. Yellin, Director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education will provide:
  • A detailed explanation of what is meant when we talk about "dyslexia"
  • An in-depth look at the many types of subtle learning variations that may be at play when a student is struggling with reading, spelling, or other challenges
  • Insight into why understanding each learner's individual strengths as well asweaknesses should be an essential component of educational planning.
Dr. Yellin will help parents, teachers and practitioners understand how developing appropriate strategies and interventions can improve children's reading skills and boost self-esteem. When families are armed with a deeper understanding of the root causes of a student's reading symptoms, they can help to grow resilient, improved learners with a rekindled love of reading.

Register now for this free online event

Dr. Paul B. YellinAbout Dr. Yellin: Paul B. Yellin, MD, FAAP, is Director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education, a New York City-based learning evaluation, support, and professional development organization which provides customized support for students and educators based on emerging knowledge in neuroscience. Dr. Yellin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

Learning Ally - Making reading accessible for allAbout this webinar series: Learning Ally is proud to partner with leading experts in the learning disabilities and assistive technology fields. On a bimonthly basis, we sponsor free webinars for students, their parents and educators - providing a wealth of practical information on resources and accommodations for individuals who learn differently.